Merrill Wisconsin Tornado
April 12, 2011 by staff
Merrill Wisconsin Tornado, The sights seen around the area of?? Merrill in Lincoln County, one of the most affected cities was similar to that of post Hurricane Katrina. On Monday, the houses became tangled piles of wood and artifacts. Many trees were uprooted 20-foot tall. Authorities used spray paint to scrawl the codes on the sides of buildings, alerting each other of which had been searched for survivors and checking for leaks of natural gas.
The tornado carved a path of destruction from the north of Marathon County Merrill through Sunday afternoon. At least 65 homes were damaged in the county of Lincoln and three people were injured, including a 67-year-old, who was taken for treatment. Merrill schools (both public and private) were closed because of the extent of damage and a power outage that affected most of the city. The cost of the damage is believed to be in the millions.
In Adams County, a preliminary report estimated the damage to homes and more than 1.4 million, seven houses destroyed and 40 suffered major damage. Damage to six companies and was estimated at 882,000.
The storm that hit the area yesterday afternoon leveled not only at Merrill businesses, but homes and leaving some people with nothing.
Some homeowners woke up this morning to have to start from scratch, and face the many challenges ahead.
Volunteers across the county have come to support those in need. They have been bringing food and water during the day for different neighborhoods and some say the most important thing you can do now is going out and lend a hand to those in need.
As teams of volunteers bring essential items have been cutting down trees, clear downed power lines and move debris from roads and properties.
The authorities have ensured that many of the damaged neighborhoods.
Homeowners say they see the community come together with such support has given them the strength to maintain cleanliness.
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