RAW VIDEO: Dash Cam Captures Tornado

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
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UPDATED: Tue 7:38 PM, Jul 09, 2013

DEERBROOK, Wis. (AP) -- The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down several times near Deerbrook as string storms moved through central Wisconsin, but authorities say there were no injuries and no significant damage.

The weather service says law enforcement observed the tornado lift off and touch down several times as it moved east around 4 p.m.

But a Langlade County sheriff's dispatcher says it's a rural area of fields and woods, and there was no damage apart from some tree debris, and no injuries.

Just to the west, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department received reports of downed trees and power lines as the storms moved through.

Wisconsin Public Service reports about 1,000 customers lost power in the county, Law enforcement reported a funnel could near Gleason about 3:40 p.m.

UPDATED: Tue 6:22 PM, Jul 09, 2013

The Wisconsin State Patrol Officer who first reported seeing the funnel cloud near the Lincoln-Langlade County line, says he spotted it at 3:54 p.m. on Highway J west of Highway H near Gleason.

Just a short time later, Sergeant Brian Wrycha said the funnel cloud touched down on Highway C east of Town Forest Road in a wooded area. He estimates it was on the ground for about 30 seconds.

UPDATED: Tue 5:11 PM, Jul 09, 2013

As the storm moves out the viewing area there appears to be no significant damage.

According to dispatch reports, the Langlade County Sheriff's Department was not notified of any structural damage, despite a report by a weather spotter of a funnel cloud touching down. That reported touch down was near Highway C and Badger Road in a field.

Initial damage reports came just north of Merrill, on Pier Street near Schulz Spur Drive where there are downed trees. That location is west of Highway 51.

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UPDATED: Tue 3:54 PM, Jul 09, 2013

More than 1,000 people are without power in Lincoln County following strong storms that moved through the area.

According to dispatch reports, law enforcement officers were also made aware that tornado may have touched down just west of the Lincoln-Langlade County line. At this time, that report is still unconfirmed.

The Langlade County Sheriff's Department say the report came in from a weather spotter. The possible touchdown location is on County Highway C and Townline Road in the Town of Vilas.

NewsChannel 7 has a crew headed to the scene and will bring you the latest update live during our newscasts at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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