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Clean-up continues following 2 Platteville tornadoes

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The clean-up continues for many in Platteville, Wisconsin, after two tornados, an EF-1 and EF-2, swept through part of the city. Mitchell Ivanov lives near Harrison Park in Platteville, Wisconsin. His home sustained major damage after a tornado swept through it Monday night.

"My wife and I were laying in bed and I was watching the lightning. There was a big bolt and i was waiting for the thunder. While the lightening went across the sky, I was something like i had never seen in my life and I grabbed the blanket and threw it over my wife and I ducked under it. Then our windows exploded. Once that was done we threw the blankets off of us and grabbed our kids and went into the basement," Ivanov said.

Ivanov and his family spent Wednesday evening gathering what they could out of their damaged home. He said the family will move into a temporary home Thursday, while his family looks for a new home.

"We're bringing in a dumpster and we are starting over," Ivanov said.

Howard Mugert was one of dozens of volunteers Wednesday cleaning up storm damage at Harrison Park. Muger said he is helping clean up in honor of his father.

"The cemetery where my dad is buried up the hill is destroyed and I want to help clean that up," Mugert said.

"I think it's more about the community coming together as individuals and doing what they can do to make sure people have what they need," volunteer, Jorge Esser said.

Officials with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville said Wednesday classes will resume Thursday at the university. They said that included new student registration, placement testing and Pioneer Activity Center.

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