Possible Tornado In Brandon

The National Weather Service has confirmed that damage in
the Village of Brandon Friday night was caused by a tornado. Twenty-five homes
were damaged in the storm, most of the damage was windows that were blown out
and shingles that were blown off rooftops. The damage happend over a four to six
block area of the village in western Fond du Lac County. The storm was reported
at 5:45 Friday evening and it knocked out power to the village of 1,000 people.
The American Red Cross has been providing canteen services to village residents.
No injuries were reported. The National Weather Service says the Tornado was an EF-1.
A possible tornado went through the Village of Brandon in western Fond du Lac County early Friday night. Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mike Nolan says they got several calls about a possible tornado shortly before 6 p.m. He says they responded to the area for reports of property damage.Brandon-Fairwater Fire Chief Mark Horvath says no injuries were reported, but about two dozen homes had some type of structure damage. He says the extent of the damage to the 25 homes included knocked out windows and roof damage. Horvath says one of his captains’ saw a funnel cloud but that officer did not know if it touched down. Damage occurred in about a four to six block area. Power was knocked out to the Village of 1,000 people and because of downed power lines and debris access to downtown Brandon was restricted. Fire departments from Waupun, Alto, Rosendale, Ripon, and Markesan provided mutual aid.    


High winds or a low-level tornado
damaged the Village of Brandon Friday evening. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s
Chief Deputy Mark Strand says there was structural damage, trees and power lines
down. He says National Weather Service officials reported some rotation, but
didn’t believe it was a tornado. That could change depending on what Emergency
Government officials see. Stand says the Brandon Elementary School has been
opened for anyone whose home suffered structural damage in the storm.

Downtown Brandon

Access to the Village was limited.