‘It was rather intense:’ EF0 tornado caught on camera in Delavan; no injuries

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DELAVAN -- The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF0 tornado touched down in the Delavan area around 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20.

NWS personnel surveyed storm damage in the area on Tuesday morning. NWS officials said the tornado had wind speeds of around 70 miles-per-hour.

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Surveillance cameras captured the small, but powerful tornado as it twisted through the parking lot at a car dealership. Rotating wind and rain moved over cars and around a flag pole.

Cody Bayuk

"It actually got very scary there for a few minutes," said Cody Bayuk.

Bayuk was working at the dealership, Kunes Country when the weather took a turn.

"The storm rolled in. The winds picked up. It was rather intense," said Bayuk.

His colleagues ran for cover.

"Our managers were screaming, yelling at us to get us inside the doors. I was holding the doors down, but they were blowing it open," said Bayuk.

FOX6 found damage in the area Monday night and Tuesday. The storm smashed a window and tossed around tree limbs.

"We spent the morning surveying the damage in the Delavan area. Numerous trees down, numerous limbs down. We do have the façade of a sign that was torn off," said John Gagan, with the National Weather Service.

John Gagan, NWS

Gagan said he estimates the tornado moved west/northwest, and wasn't on the ground for long.

"Probably a minute or two based on the path length and how fast the storm was moving," said Gagan.

No injuries were reported.

Heavy rain fell across southeast Wisconsin Monday, with a flash flood watch in effect through Tuesday morning. In the Madison area, the NWS issued a flash flood warning. The NWS said as much as 13 inches fell in western Dane County.

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