Governor Tony Evers is opening the door to more state help for Chippewa and Dunn counties after Tuesday’s tornado. The governor was here in our area yesterday afternoon and got a firsthand look at the damage. He also declared a state of emergency. Some numbers are coming out and forecasters say the tornado that hit near the Town of Wheaton was an EF3 storm, with top winds of 165 miles-per-hour.
HOW TO HELP
If you want to lend a hand, we have details for volunteers. Chippewa County’s Emergency Management office says anyone who can and wants to help clean-up from Tuesday’s storms met at the Wheaton Fire Department in Elk Mound this morning. All volunteers must be 18 or older.
ADDRESS: 3900 38TH STREET, ELK MOUND
In the process of cleaning up and would like help? Then, you can call 2-1-1 and get more information about going forward.