Wausau Tornado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The sound of chainsaws filled a rural Wausau neighborhood with noise Tuesday as homeowners began cleaning up the mess from Sunday's tornado.

The Labor Day twister snapped off or toppled thousands of trees just north of town.

Diane Miskowiak owns a home that sustained some of the worst damage. Her roof was sucked off, a two-car garage collapsed and many of her belongings were blown into a nearby corn field.

Fewer than a dozen of her neighbors had some roof damage along with downed trees. One old barn looked like it imploded, exposing a pile of straw bales and some farm machinery.

Farther east, thousands of mature trees snapped off in another neighborhood near Restlawn Memorial Cemetery.

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