EF1 tornado touched down in Winona cemetery

EF1 tornado touched down in Winona cemetery
Courtesy NWS

An EF-1 tornado touched down in a cemetery near Winona Wednesday morning, national weather officials said.

According to the National Weather Service of La Crosse, the brief tornado damaged trees, a building and headstones within Woodlawn Cemetery. Peak winds may have reached 95 mph.

EF1 tornado touched down in Winona cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery told News 3 Now sister station WKBT-TV that the damage is estimated to cost $100,000-$150,000, and is asking community members to avoid the area until the debris is cleaned up.

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Other tree and power line damage was reported within the city, but the National Weather Service said that appears to be from high wind “and was far more sporadic.”

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