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UPDATE: Damage reported after storms sweep through southern WI

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Here's the latest update from Dane County Emergency Management (5:30 a.m.):

There have been nearly 350 reports of weather damage across Dane County.

15-30 homes in the City of Verona were damaged. Emergency responders report that Country View Elementary had a wall partially collapse.

Around 15 homes in Madison were damaged. At least four of them lost their roofs. Several trees on the west side of Madison appear “twisted” suggesting a possible tornado. This information will be relayed to the National Weather Service.

Dozens of damage reports were also received from the near east side of Madison in the area of East Washington Avenue, Rutledge, and Jenifer Streets. A large tree is still down across Gorham and crews are working to remove it ahead of the morning commute.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area of Verona around Nine Mound Road.

4600 homes remain without power across Dane County.

The American Red Cross is helping with housing. Those needing help from the Red Cross are encouraged to call 877-618-6628 for disaster assistance or utilize the United Way’s 211 service.

Additional severe weather is forecast for Dane County later today into tonight, including the possibility of tornadoes.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Here's the latest update from Dane County Emergency Management (4 a.m.):
The Verona Fire Chief has confirmed to Dane County Emergency Management that 15 homes in the city sustained severe damage from this morning’s storms.

The City of Madison Fire Department confirms at least 16 homes in the city suffered severe damage and residents of those homes are displaced. Homes were damaged on the southwest side and also the near east side.

Damage assessments are still underway.

There are numerous reports of damage across Dane County, a number of which occurred in a stretch from Verona northeast into Madison. Several other communities are reporting trees and power lines down.

The National Weather Service reports that based on radar images it believes a tornado hit the Verona area shortly after midnight.

Madison Gas and Electric and Alliant Energy are reporting 6,000 homes are without power in Dane County. A number of these outages are in the Town of Burke.

Additional severe weather is forecast for Dane County today. There are currently no severe weather watches or warnings in effect.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Homes were damaged and power lines and trees knocked down after strong storms hit southern Wisconsin.

Dane County Emergency Management says shortly after midnight, it received multiple reports of damaged homes, with one person possibly trapped, on Tamarack Way in Verona. Emergency responders dispatched to the scene found an area on the north side of Verona with storm damage.

There are no reports of injuries. Authorities say emergency responders have been going door-to-door on individuals.

Dane County Emergency Management called in help from Madison Metro, which provided buses to keep warm people who's homes were damaged.

Crews are asking drivers to avoid the Verona area.

Officials say there are additional reports of storm damage on the southwest side of Madison, including damaged homes and numerous reports of trees and power lines being knocked down.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- There are reports of damage in many parts of southern Wisconsin following storms that swept through Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), law enforcement in Madison reported a roof torn off a home south of Shorewood Hills and Whitney Way.

There is also a report of windows being blown out of a house and other damage in Verona.

Officials at UW-Platteville say the campus will be closed Tuesday due to storm damage. They say strong winds caused severe damage across campus.

The NWS also reports there are large trees down and numerous power lines down in the city of Mineral Point, according to the emergency manager in Iowa County.
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