Tornado clean up continues in Verona

CREATED Jun 18, 2014 - UPDATED: Jun 18, 2014

  • Print

VERONA -- It's one of the latest starts to tornado season in Wisconsin, but the storms left behind plenty of damage in Verona on Tuesday.

A tornado damaged dozens of homes, a school and destroyed countless trees. The structural damage to 19 homes were so severe that they are uninhabitable.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado was an EF-3 with estimated 140 mph winds. 

Chopper 4 flies over Verona Tuesday afternoon

Sergeant Mark Horstmann with the Verona Police Department said the city is doing 'pretty well' and has received a lot of help from outside agencies.
"Right now we have staffing plans in place for providing security and safety for the neighborhood," he said.
Horstmann said the police department's biggest concerns are the homes that are not safe to be in.
"We want to make sure the people that don't belong in there stay away from there and that other people are safe," he said.