Power outage due to storm reportedly kills hospice patient in Clark CountyWisconsin Weather
-- Central Wisconsin officials confirmed today that a man died in last night’s thunderstorms while he was in hospice care.
MARRRSHFIELD - Central Wisconsin officials confirmed today that a man died in last night’s thunderstorms while he was in hospice care.
Clark County emergency management director Michelle Hartness said a power outage cut off the man’s oxygen machine. But she gave no other details as to where or when the outage occurred – and she did not identify the patient. Two people suffered minor injuries in Clark County.
Sheriff’s officials said witnesses saw one-to-three tornadoes around the Chili area, about 15 miles west of Marshfield. The National Weather Service is surveying the area today to determine what kind of storms hit the region – and how intense they were. A home was destroyed, roofs were torn off other houses, barns were blown down, roads were temporarily closed, and a number of people in Clark County had power outages.
To the northwest of Chili, Thorp in Clark County had tennis-ball-sized hail. And Neillsville, the county seat, had over an inch of rain. Funnel clouds were also spotted early last evening in Wood and Shawano counties.