Weather Service Confirms 2 Tornadoes In Central Wis.

The National Weather Service confirms that a couple of tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin, damaging houses, barns and trees.

The weather service said an EF2 tornado with winds of 135 mph hit Clark County near Chili about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

A weaker, EF0 tornado touched down about 7 p.m. in Shawano County.

Authorities said the storm that rolled through central Wisconsin was a factor in the death of a man in hospice care.

Clark County emergency management director Michelle Hartness said the unidentified man died after the storm knocked out power to his oxygen machine. The man was being cared for at a home in Granton.

Hartness said a disaster team surveying storm damage Wednesday found four destroyed homes.

The Town of Fremont is considering opening a volunteer reception area.

There were two reports of structure fires Tuesday evening in Wausau and Shawano County as a result of lightning strikes, Wisconsin Emergency Management officials said.