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I have gotten a lot of calls, messages, tweets, texts, voicemails, etc in the last few days with seemingly the same questions. I compiled the most common ones I’ve received and wrote this… QUESTION: “How come I didn’t get an alert on my phone for the tornado warnings, etc?” ANSWER: This is fairly… Read more »
“Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) reports about58 separate outages affecting about 950 electric customers as of 4 p.m.The number of customers without power is down from about 8,000 followingthe storm earlier this morning. MGE expects to have power restored to theremaining customers by the end of the day.Many of the remaining outages are scattered and small…. Read more »
From the DOT: Southbound I-39/90/94 lane closures scheduled for Thursday Two lanes of southbound [eastbound] I-39/90/94 between the Badger Interchange and the Beltline (mile markers 137-141) in Dane County will be closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday (June 19) for pavement repairs. One lane of traffic will remain open.
“County Exeutive Joe Parisi and Dane County Emergency Management Director Charles Tubbs met with a representative of the National Weather Service in Sun Prairie mid-day today. The National Weather Service reports this morning’s storm damage in the area was likely caused by “microburst” severe thunderstorm winds that may have at times exceeded 80 miles… Read more »
SHERIFF’S SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE Throughout the night, emergency services have been responding to reports of damage throughout the county from two successive storms that passed through. Calls began shortly before 1:00 AM of damage in the northwestern areas of the county, of power lines and twisted trees. There were several homes in the vicinity… Read more »
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Info from Dane County Executive’s Chief of Staff Josh Wescott: “Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan announced this morning they are declaring a state of emergency after severe storms and apparent tornadoes damaged dozens of homes in the area overnight. There were nearly 350 reports of storm damage across Dane… Read more »
“Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) reports morethan 40 separate outages affecting about 3,400 electric customers as of5:30 a.m. Areas of our service territory with the most damage and impacted customersare: The West Towne area; The Schroeder Rd. area; and The Isthmus areaThe majority of outages are the result of heavy winds and lightning. MGE will assemble… Read more »
” There have been nearly 350 reports of weather damage across Dane County. 15-30 homes in the City of Verona were damaged. Emergency responders report that Country View Elementary had a wall partially collapse. Around 15 homes in Madison were damaged. At least four of them lost their roofs. Several trees on the west side… Read more »