At least 25 people were hurt when a tornado hit a mobile home park in northwestern Wisconsin Tuesday night.

The tornado damaged the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park on State Highway 53 between Chetek and Cameron. The National Weather Service reported a touchdown in the area just after 5:30 p.m.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald reported at least 20 people were injured.

Sheriff’s dispatchers say they’re too busy to provide details.

Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin told a Minneapolis TV station that numerous emergency vehicles have gone to the trailer park. He estimates the park had around 50 homes. Martin also says several turkey barns in the area were hit hard.

A trained weather spotter told the National Weather Service that trailer homes were hit and walls were on top of people.

Several tornado warnings were issued as severe thunderstorms moved east across northern Wisconsin.

© 2017 Associated Press


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Brian is the President of Neoweather and has be one of the leaders of the organization since joining in 2011. Brian graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Kent State University and meteorology from Mississippi State University. Brian worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Youngstown and interned at Cleveland TV stations WKYC and WEWS. He loves Cleveland sports and enjoys going to games. You can also find him trying new spots to eat, traveling and being active outside.