Nearly 200 homes damaged by weekend tornado near Stoughton, Parisi says

STOUGHTON, Wis. — Nearly 200 homes suffered damage after an EF-1 tornado with winds of up to 95 miles per hour touched down south of Stoughton on Saturday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said Tuesday.

The tornado, which touched down near Leslie Road in the town of Dunkirk, destroyed one home and one business and left 190 homes with minor to moderate damage, Parisi said. The National Weather Service said the twister was on the ground for four minutes and had a roughly five-mile path.

Strong straight-line winds also caused heavy damage in parts of Stoughton.

Stoughton’s mayor declared a state of emergency Monday in the storm’s wake.

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Luckily, no injuries were reported.