Five injured in southern Wisconsin storms

City of Madison Street Department crews inspect damage along Rutledge Street after an overnight storm toppled trees and damaged properties on the Near East Side of Madison, Wis. Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Officials have declared a state of emergency in Dane County in order to make storm damage recovery assistance available to residents who need it. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)
City of Madison Street Department crews inspect damage along Rutledge Street after an overnight storm toppled trees and damaged properties on the Near East Side of Madison, Wis. Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Officials have declared a state of emergency in Dane County in order to make storm damage recovery assistance available to residents who need it. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State emergency managers say five people were hurt by flying glass when severe storms moved through southern Wisconsin.

A report from Wisconsin’s Emergency Operations Center says the five were injured in and around Platteville. One person was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The powerful line of storms generated straight line winds and heavy rain. Nineteen homes are uninhabitable in Verona and 150 additional houses sustained minor damage. In Madison, at least 16 homes have severe damage. Several barns were blown down and homes damaged in Green County’s York Township.

The National Weather Service says radar showed a rotation over northern Lafayette and southern Iowa counties about 11 p.m. Monday. Forecasters say a possible tornado initially touched down near Mineral Point, lifted and touched down a number of times between New Glarus and Verona.

 

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