Severe weather swept across the Corn Belt brought torrential rain, winds and more than 80 reports of tornadoes. In Wisconsin, the powerful storms inundated two dairies near Allenton, Wis.
According to the Washington County, Wis., Sheriff’s Office, one dairy had a silo collapse on a barn with animals inside. Recovery efforts are still under way, but officials believe that between 10 and 15 animals were killed at the time of the collapse.
This number will be updated as more information becomes available.
Another farm also suffered damage to nearly all of its outbuildings. One animal was fatally injured at the farm.
Officials have not determined whether the damage was caused by straight-line winds or a tornado.
Other dairies in the state were spared the worst of the damage. In Dodge County, Wis., strong winds damaged many buildings at farms and residences across Hustisford, Wis., according to the Beaver Dam (Wis.) Daily Citizen.
One image, seen to the right and taken by the Dodge County Emergency Management, shows one dairy herd trapped among the debris, but no animals were injured.
“Nobody was injured, and there were no injuries to animals or anything in the building either,” Dodge County Emergency Management Director Joseph Meagher said.