Damage reported in Grant County after serious storm, possible tornado passes through area

Courtesy: Steve Braun, Grant Co. Emergency Management

FENNIMORE, Wis. (WISC) -- There are reports of serious damage in Grant County after a possible tornado passed through the area Wednesday, according to a news release from Grant County Emergency Management.

Officials with the National Weather Service issued a weather statement indicating a strong thunderstorm was located near Fennimore with expected winds in excess of 30 mph with possible hail about the size of peas.

Following the storm, Grant County dispatchers received several reports of damaged buildings in the area of Golf Drive and Ideal Road northeast of Fennimore.

Damage assessment revealed that a number of damaged structures and a field scattered with debris on Golf Road between County Highway T and Level Valley Road.

Initial damage assessment revealed that a barn and a machine shed were destroyed, and there appears to be a damage path that proceeds in a northeasterly direction for about a mile and a half.

Officials said there were no tornado sightings reported and radar data did not indicate the presence of a tornado, however, multiple images have been circulating on social media that appear to be a funnel or small tornado passing through the area.

The images have been forwarded to the National Weather Service office in La Crosse.

Officials said there were no reported injuries.

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