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Over $15 million in storm damage in Dane County this week

Madison storm damage on Monday June 16, 2014. (Photo from: FOX 11/YouTube).
Madison storm damage on Monday June 16, 2014. (Photo from: FOX 11/YouTube).

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Dane County officials have tallied more than $15 million in damage from tornadoes early Tuesday, and a second round of thunderstorms Wednesday.

County Executive Joe Parisi reports almost $11 million in damage to homes and $4 million to public facilities -- mostly to the Country View Elementary School in Verona.

More than 150 homes and a dozen businesses were damaged in Dane County, mostly in Verona and Madison. At least two homes were destroyed.

To the south in Green County, officials said 80 homes were damaged, with losses of $150,000.

At Platteville, three people were still in a Red Cross-Salvation Army shelter Thursday in the wake of two tornadoes which hit that community. A tornado relief fund has been set up at Platteville's Mound City Bank as the damage cleanups continue.

Once all the estimates are in, state officials expect to consider whether it's enough to seek federal disaster aid. Governor Scott Walker has promised that uninsured residents will get some type of federal or state relief.

Meanwhile, more rain and thunderstorms hit Wisconsin Thursday. Trees fell in parts of Grant County. Parts of Crawford County had street flooding.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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