Storms Damage Midwest Campgrounds

August 9, 2010 by   - () Comments Off on Storms Damage Midwest Campgrounds

Watch today’s Featured Video to see still photographs from WEAU-TV, Eau Claire, Wis., of storm damage at Eagle Point Campground.

Police say RV’s, campers and tents were destroyed after Saturday night’s storms near Cumberland, Wis.

The Cumberland Police Department says most of the damage was at the Eagle Point Campground in Cumberland, WEAU-TV, Eau Claire, Wis., reported.

Officers say one person had a broken arm and another had a deep cut but along with some other bumps and bruises there were no serious injuries.

Officers say the campground was hit the hardest but there were also trees down throughout the city and the department says Lake Land Steal had its roof torn off by the winds.

There’s no word on the cost of all the damage.

In the meantime, storms packing 70 mph winds blew through Yankton, S.D., on Sunday, damaging campgrounds in tbe Lewis and Clark Recreation Area in the southern part of the state.

The Cottonwood and Chief White Crane camping areas were hit hardest by the winds, the Yankton Daily Press reported.

“Between the two campgrounds, there were around two dozen campers damaged,” said Lee Rettig, a deputy emergency manager for Yankton County. “Several of them had been tipped over by the winds.”

However, he said there was no evidence that a tornado had struck the community.


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