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Rare winter tornado destroys Kenosha County homes


Mike Heine/The Week

(Published Jan. 8, 2008, 9:59 a.m.)

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A tornado ripped the front off this home Monday afternoon.

The storm that blew through parts of Walworth county Monday afternoon spawned multiple tornadoes in Kenosha County.

Six to eight homes near the intersection of Highway 50 and County O, just east of the Walworth County line, were leveled or badly damaged between 4 and 4:15 p.m.

At 4:08 p.m. in Walworth County, a weather spotter reported on the scanner that the clouds over Lake Geneva had rotation and a good possibility of turning into a tornado.

The touchdown in Kenosha County, near Wheatland, is just east of Lake Geneva.


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