Tony Evers declares state of emergency due to severe weather

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Governor Tony Evers is declaring a statewide state of emergency due to damage caused by severe weather Wednesday night and the early morning hours.

There are no reports of injuries, but this is some of the damage from New Richmond in St. Croix County.

Across the state, there were numerous reports of damage caused by a strong line of storms that swept from northwestern Wisconsin to Lake Michigan. 

In Pepin County, a number of trees were town in Durand. Severe weather brought up to 60 mile-per-hour winds.

The National Weather Service said two tornadoes touched down in southeast Wisconsin. An E- F 1 in Jefferson County and an E-F Zero in Waukesha County.

More than 90,000 Wisconsin residents also lost power due to the storms.

A state of emergency allows Wisconsin National Guard to be called into active duty to provide assistance.

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