National Weather Service

October 26, 2010 by USA Post 

National Weather Service, (AP) – The National Weather Service confirmed storm that caused two minor injuries, uprooted trees and damaged buildings in southern Wisconsin was in fact a tornado.

Weather Service forecaster Mark Gehring told reporters in Racine County on Tuesday that the tornado is considered an F1, the lowest possible tornado with winds of about 86 to 105 mph.

Two workers at the Case tractor plant in Mount Pleasant suffered minor injuries when the storm tore through a section of 200-100-foot roof.

WGTD said production at the plant was closed for now.

Information from: WGTD-FM

Racine County Emergency Management has reported a tornado or break down struck the region Sturtevant.

Society event lost some of their homes, many houses are reports of damage and numerous power lines were down. A portion of Highway 11 is closed because of debris.

WEM Regional Director was in contact with Racine County. In addition, WEM Emergency Fire Services Coordinator has been notified due to a request for mutual aid against fire.

There were no other requests for state assistance.

High wind warnings remain in effect for most of the state.

For more information, contact Wisconsin Emergency Management at 608-242-3239.

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