Severe storms roll through southern Wisconsin

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 1:44 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 5:53 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - As severe storms and tornado warnings roll through southern Wisconsin, local officials are confirming power outages and damage throughout the area.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office confirmed around 1:30 a.m. that there was damage in Cross Plains, with significant power outages in the Village of Marshall.

The Alliant Energy Outage Map showed around 2 a.m. Thursday morning that over 35,000 people in Wisconsin were without power. Madison Gas & Electric’s outage map also showed over 1,000 customers were without power around the same time.

The Jefferson County Dispatch confirmed around 1:45 that debris was “down everywhere” and they were working to respond to calls.

Late Thursday morning, Gov. Tony Evers declared a State of Emergency that extended across all of Wisconsin, saying, “Last night’s storms affected communities from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan, leaving many regions with widespread damage.”

The damage from last night’s severe thunderstorms revealed in the light of day. This is in the town of Concord, in Jefferson County.

Posted by Colton Molesky NBC15 on Thursday, July 29, 2021

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