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At least 8 tornadoes touch down in Wisconsin

Posted at 7:41 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 08:47:08-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The buzz of chainsaws could be heard around Wisconsin as residents worked to clean up from this week's damaging storms. The National Weather Service says at least eight tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin as storms rolled through the state Tuesday into Wednesday.

Weather service meteorologist Mark Gehring says six of those tornadoes were in Fond du Lac County. Gehring says the weather service is still surveying damage and the number of tornadoes confirmed will likely increase.

Despite a day of quieter weather Wednesday, flood warnings remain in effect for the Milwaukee River in Ozaukee County, the Crawfish River at Milford, the Rock River at Waupun, the Wisconsin River at Portage, the Baraboo River in Sauk County and the La Crosse River in La Crosse County.