Wisconsin Tornado Damage

August 27, 2001


Provided by: Jim Foster, NASA/GSFC
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster

The above photograph was taken about a month after a F3 tornado flattened a twenty seven mile stretch of Wisconsin forests and farm land on June 18, 2001. See the Earth Science Picture of the Day for July 5, 2001. Fortunately, because this is not a densely populated area, there were only three fatalities, but the damage to homes and businesses was severe, and it'll take months to repair. The small home above, near Siren, Wisconsin, was close to the center of the 1/4 mile tornado path and received extensive damage. Notice that the trees behind and to the right of the house have been leveled by winds that were likely in excess of 150 miles per hour.

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