Damage to structures, power lines as possible tornado moves through Dodge County
DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A possible tornado moved through Dodge County around 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
It caused damage to trees, power lines, poles, and some structures near the Brownsville and Lomira areas.
Streets across Brownsville (and rural Lomira) are scattered with tree branches. And in some cases, full trees. pic.twitter.com/vleZwyboCi— Jacob Kittilstad (@reporterjlk) August 28, 2018
After sounding the tornado warnings, Dodge County Central dispatch started receiving calls with reports of damage.
The owner of this barn suspect that metal may have come from his roof. We’re about a half mile away from the post. pic.twitter.com/qz0ce5Jh4s— Jacob Kittilstad (@reporterjlk) August 28, 2018
Local responders were dispatched to several reports of damage, in the areas of State Highway 175 and State Highway 49.
Responders are continuing to assist with road closures as the power companies fix downed lines, citizens are reminded to stay clear of downed lines as they may still be energized.
This tree looks like it was hit by lightning - just shows how much danger was involved with this storm. pic.twitter.com/a7hiDcp4xq— Jacob Kittilstad (@reporterjlk) August 28, 2018
Dodge County Emergency Management states that “We encourage citizens to have an emergency plan for severe weather and to have multiple ways to get weather warnings, as today’s storms are a perfect example of why people need to be aware of the weather forecast, as Tornado Warnings and Sever Thunderstorms can occur and cause damage, at any time.”