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EF-0 tornado causes damage in Southwest Wisconsin

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The destruction caused by a sudden, pop-up tornado is visible on George Lenzendorf's grain farm in Fennimore, Wisconsin.

The machine shed, along with the dairy barn were destroyed.

Lenzendorf was home at the time and didn't even realize what was happening. "My youngest son come up and said, are you all right? And I said, yeah, why wouldn't I be? I think you better look outside...I looked outside and I seen it. Holy smoke!" he said.

According to the National Weather Service, the brief EF-0 tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon with winds peaking at 75 miles per hour. It's path was 1.5 miles.

The classified "weak" tornado was strong enough to blow out some of windows of the house. "Glass breakage -- okay. Casing and all? Boom."

It also damaged many large trees, even twisted large branches. They had to cut several of them down.

Family, friends, and neighbors came out to clean-up the mess.

"A lot of the debris, the tin, the wood and so on and so forth, was laying in the field, and down in the fence, and over in the neighbors property. It just blew all over," Lenzendorf said.

Insurance adjusters will be coming out to estimate the cost of the damage. The machine shed will need to be replaced, where they stock their hay and keep equipment. 

There also was some minor damage caused to his neighbor's property down the road.

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