Possible Tornado Strikes Northern Wisconsin, Proves Fatal

By: Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
By: Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center

An apparent tornado touched down Friday evening in Marinette County. Local officials report one fatality. A middle aged male was killed during the storm. No other details are available.

The storm hit around 5:00 p.m. Friday evening, causing numerous downed trees and power lines. Officials report downed trees are covering many roads including parts of Highway 180 in the Mud Lake area of Menominee County.

Wisconsin Public Service is reporting about 1,800 customers are without power in Marinette and Menominee Counties. No word on when service will be restored.

The National Weather Service - Green Bay will survey the damage Saturday to determine if it was a tornado that hit the area.

Wisconsin Emergency Management continues to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as they become available.

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