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Severe storms kill, injure cows on Fond du Lac County dairy farm

Posted at 6:47 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 21:38:51-04

A tornado ripped through a dairy farm in Brandon Tuesday. It took down barns and killed cattle in its path.

Pebble Knolls Dairy Farm is unrecognizable. Karsyn Wetzel is the boss’s daughter. 

“This is my life. This is my livelihood and it’s gone,” said Karsyn Wetzel. 

The tornado took down several structures, but Wetzel said that wasn’t the worst part. 

“How many are dead. How many animals are dead,” said Wetzel.

She said four cows died in the storm and they were forced to put down several more. 25 are injured. Nine farms in the area are taking care of the remaining cattle. 

“This is my world.”

The damage is blocks long. Wetzel can’t think of anything worse happening to her family. 

“This could happen to anybody. This was my worst nightmare come to life.”

The farmers plan to rebuild. 

“We’re OK. We can persevere this,” said Wetzel.