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August 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
Shirley Andersen looked up from the floor and saw her house was gone, ripped away by a tornado. A couple in their 60s rode out the storm in their bathtub. The town hall was squashed "like a soda can." Four people were killed as tornadoes tore across Wisconsin during the night Saturday, ripping up small communities and farms. One tornado gouged a 13-mile-long swath through central Wisconsin and turned this small town's main street into a tangle of metal, lumber and trees.
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June 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson declared a state of emergency in 15 counties after storms this week caused significant damage, according to a press release from the governor's office in Madison. Spring thunderstorms dumped as much as 8 inches of rain in parts of the Midwest and drove people from their homes and businesses, closed roads and washed out bridges Thursday. According to the governor's release, preliminary estimates found the winds and floods caused more than $22.5 million in damages.
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June 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson declared a state of emergency in 15 counties after storms this week caused significant damage, according to a press release from the governor's office in Madison. Spring thunderstorms dumped as much as 8 inches of rain in parts of the Midwest and drove people from their homes and businesses, closed roads and washed out bridges Thursday. According to the governor's release, preliminary estimates found the winds and floods caused more than $22.5 million in damages.
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July 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
A tornado ripped through houses, a canning plant and a school in this southern Wisconsin community of 1,000 people, injuring 19 and leaving hundreds homeless. Chain saws buzzed in the soggy summer air Friday as dazed residents salvaged what they could in the wake of the Thursday evening twister that caused $50 million in damage. Forty-four homes and five businesses were destroyed, and 130 buildings were damaged.
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May 11, 1990 | From United Press International
Cresting floodwaters in Arkansas and Texas surged southward Thursday, leaving behind hundreds of evacuees and untold millions of dollars in property, crop and livestock damage. The Red River crested early Thursday near Texarkana, and the levees there, heavily sandbagged for two days by National Guard troops, Marine reservists and volunteers, appeared stable. Crews continued to sandbag levees in the southern reaches of the Arkansas, Red and Trinity rivers, authorities said.
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July 20, 1996 | From Associated Press
A tornado ripped through houses, a canning plant and a school in this southern Wisconsin community of 1,000 people, injuring 19 and leaving hundreds homeless. Chain saws buzzed in the soggy summer air Friday as dazed residents salvaged what they could in the wake of the Thursday evening twister that caused $50 million in damage. Forty-four homes and five businesses were destroyed, and 130 buildings were damaged.
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August 31, 1992 | Associated Press
A tornado ripped through homes and other buildings in this central Wisconsin city Saturday night, leaving two people dead and as many as 30 others injured, authorities said. Among the injured, three or four people were in critical condition early Sunday, said Jerry Miller, director of emergency services for Waushara County.
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September 29, 1986 | From Associated Press
A small Montana town protected by 50-year-old dikes was surrounded by rising water today, while flooding caused millions of dollars of damage in Illinois and severe storms and tornadoes destroyed buildings in Iowa and Wisconsin. Lightning ignited a house fire today that killed a 16-year-old girl in Michigan. In Montana, the town of Saco was surrounded by water from a swollen tributary of the rampaging Milk River.
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June 29, 1998 | From Associated Press
Mobile homes became houseboats in West Virginia on Sunday, a tornado was spawned in Ohio, and lightning storms rattled Wisconsin amid heavy rains that deluged several states, causing at least 13 deaths over the weekend. About 30 families were forced from a mobile home park in West Virginia, where rising waters caused several homes to come off their moorings, said D.R. Smith, Wood County emergency services director.
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August 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
Shirley Andersen looked up from the floor and saw her house was gone, ripped away by a tornado. A couple in their 60s rode out the storm in their bathtub. The town hall was squashed "like a soda can." Four people were killed as tornadoes tore across Wisconsin during the night Saturday, ripping up small communities and farms. One tornado gouged a 13-mile-long swath through central Wisconsin and turned this small town's main street into a tangle of metal, lumber and trees.
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August 31, 1992 | Associated Press
A tornado ripped through homes and other buildings in this central Wisconsin city Saturday night, leaving two people dead and as many as 30 others injured, authorities said. Among the injured, three or four people were in critical condition early Sunday, said Jerry Miller, director of emergency services for Waushara County.
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May 11, 1990 | From United Press International
Cresting floodwaters in Arkansas and Texas surged southward Thursday, leaving behind hundreds of evacuees and untold millions of dollars in property, crop and livestock damage. The Red River crested early Thursday near Texarkana, and the levees there, heavily sandbagged for two days by National Guard troops, Marine reservists and volunteers, appeared stable. Crews continued to sandbag levees in the southern reaches of the Arkansas, Red and Trinity rivers, authorities said.
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