At least 8 tornadoes struck Oklahoma, killing 1

Tornadoes reportedly touched down in five states on Tuesday night, including Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas, in addition to Wisconsin.

Smith said Wednesday that it appears the most damaging tornado was on the ground for five to 10 miles (eight to 16 kilometers) in the area of Elk City, Oklahoma.

ELK CITY, Okla. (AP) - Storms whipped through a wide swath of the nation's midsection, giving rise to tornadoes that flattened a Wisconsin mobile home park and an Oklahoma subdivision and killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others. In 2011, when devastating tornadoes struck in Joplin, Missouri, and in Alabama and MS, 111 of the 551 people killed nationwide in tornadoes, or 20 percent, were in mobile homes, according to the Storm Prediction Center website. The National Weather Service reported the tornado touched down in the area just after 5:30 p.m.

The twisters were among up to 29 that were reportedly spawned by powerful storms that raced through a swath of the central US stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes on Tuesday evening, destroying dozens of homes, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.

Forecasters warn more severe weather remains a danger for the rest of the week.

The neighborhood buzzed Wednesday with chain saws, generators and a visit from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who called the damage "devastating". Approximately 40 trailer homes were destroyed by a tornado.

Firefighters work the site of the damage after a tornado ripped through Prairie Lake Estates trailer home park, just north of Chetek, Wis., Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The tornado swept into the mobile ho.

Helicopter video from WCCO-TV and KARE-TV shows extensive damage at the trailer park, with several homes reduced to rubble. Lightning blew siding and bricks off a home in Lincoln and a funnel cloud was spotted about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of the city, near Exeter, but no damage was reported. Hultquist said a low-pressure system moving north from Nebraska on Wednesday was expected to bring strong thunderstorms to southeastern Minnesota and western portions of central and southern Wisconsin.

Hultquist says the storms have the potential to produce hail and tornadoes from late afternoon into the evening. The high winds during a tornado can rip a mobile home, which frequently would not have a foundation, from its moorings. One person was confirmed dead and two dozen injured.

A mobile home is a particularly unsafe place to be during a tornado, according to the National Weather Service. The sheriff said, "I would describe it as total destruction". There are no reports of injuries.

This item has been corrected to reflect that the tornado killed a man in northwestern Wisconsin, not the northeast of the state.

First responders searched through the rubble overnight.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army are assisting those who lost their homes.

The storm struck a subdivision about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday just south of Elk City, Oklahoma, about 110 miles west of Oklahoma City. The Barron County Sheriff's Department says all other residents of the mobile home park are accounted for. He says some homes and outbuildings have been damaged severely and utility poles and lines are down.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald gave the figures to WQOW-TV, the Leader-Telegram of Eau Claire and the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.

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