MENOMINEE COUNTY (WITI) — Wednesday night’s storms are being blamed for a death in northern Wisconsin.
Officials in Menominee County say a woman was killed as strong storms moved across the northern portion of the state Wednesday night.
Menominee Indian Tribal Chairman Craig Corn says the woman was killed when a tree fell on top of her car in Keshena.
The woman was the only person inside the vehicle.
Meanwhile, Shawano County was also hit hard by Wednesday night’s storms. The storms toppled trees and downed power lines.
There was even a report of a funnel cloud in Bonduel, which had storm sirens sounding and residents taking cover.
The captain of the County Sheriff’s Department says the dispatch center was flooded with calls about damage.
“I certainly think they were swamped. We called in a number of staff who responded. It really was probably the busiest we’ve ever seen it down here,” Shawano County Sheriff’s Captain Tom Tuma said.
No serious injuries were reported in Shawano, but County officials are touring areas Thursday trying to assess the damage.