NWS confirms 2 tornadoes touched down in western Wisconsin Friday
Damage in Balsam Lake, Wis. | Credit: Ashley O Connell
TURTLE LAKE, Wis. (FOX 9) - The National Weather Service says two tornados touched down in western Wisconsin Friday.
The one that touched down in Polk County was an EF-1 tornado with winds at 90 miles per hour.
The tornado in Barron County near Turtle Lake was an EF-0 with 75 miles per hour winds.
According to the Polk County Sheriff, a 70-year-old woman is in critical condition after she came in contact with a downed power line at a home along Half Moon Lake.
In the meantime, lights are starting to come back on in western Wisconsin following those strong storms. The Barron County Sheriff's Department said Monday at least 50 power poles were broken. As of 9 p.m., the Barron Electric Cooperative reported more than 1,500 people were still without power.
Hundreds of trees fell and buildings and barns lost roofs, but no one was injured in the storms.