Twisters hit Midwest

Tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin and Indiana.

BY HEATHER MOYER | PORTAGE, Wisc. | June 9, 2006

Emergency officials continue to tally damage caused by tornadoes that touched down earlier this week in Wisconsin and Indiana.

A tornado destroyed or caused major damaged to at least 20 homes in Jackson County, Ind. Authorities there say the small town of Redington was hardest hit during the storm Wednesday night. The tornado also tore the roof off the Crothersville Police Station and knocked over tractor trailers along the interstate.

An elderly couple was also injured when they became trapped in their mobile home. National Weather Service officials say the tornado had winds upwards of 110 mph.

In Columbia County, Wisc., a tornado destroyed at least two homes Tuesday night and damaged another 20. The F1 tornado tore a 15-mile path of damage near the town of Portage. No injuries were reported.

Between five and 10 tornadoes were seen in Iowa, Sauk and Dane counties Tuesday night.

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