Update: Tornado Hit Wis. Campground Aug. 6

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August 13, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

The storm that struck the Huckleberry Acres Campground south of New London, Wis., the night of Aug 6, injuring two campers, was a tornado, the National Weather Service has confirmed.

Agency officials say since the storms caused so much damage, it took more time to look at the emergency management damage survey and radar data to confirm a tornado touched down, WLUK-TV, Green Bay, reported.

Two people were injured as the EF-1 tornado with winds of 90 to 95 mph tore through the campground.

This tornado was on the ground at the same time as the stronger New London EF-2 tornado to the north.

The two may have interacted with each other.

"They ended up in kind of the same area and it's possible the energy from the southern one actually got translated into the northern one, and that continued on to the east toward Greenville,” said Jeff Last, a meteorologist with the Green Bay National Weather Service.

Click here to watch a video about the storm and to view damage at the campground.


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