We are hearing several reports of a tornado in Lincoln County that has caused severe damage throughout the area around 6 p.m.. One report of a tornado on the ground was given by law enforcement.
There are reports of several buildings and barns ripped apart near County Road FF and 3rd Lane in the Town of Hamburg.
Just north of Merrill, near the Merrill Municipal Airport also has trees down and damaged structures. Several businesses on Taylor Street are also said to be damaged.
Northern Wire will be closed until further notice after it was damaged in the storm.
Merrill schools, both private and parochial will also be closed Monday.