Severe Storms Across the Fox Valley - September 13, 2005

Updated 9/15/05

Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front across Wisconsin during the late afternoon and evening of September 13.  Winds in excess of 70 mph blew numerous trees and power lines down across east-central Wisconsin.  The hardest hit areas included parts of Appleton and Freedom (Outagamie Co.) and the village of Allouez in Brown County.  An F0 tornado also touched down in De Pere and Allouez.

Total damage across east-central Wisconsin was over $1.2 million.
 

Map of Storm Reports Across the Region

Damage map



Damage Photos from Brown County
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Click for larger image. Tree tops sheared off by the tornado in Allouez.
Click for larger image. A tree fell on this van in Allouez.
Click for larger image. A highway sign bent to the ground in De Pere.  (Photo by Kari Hemb)


Damage Photos from Outagamie County
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Click for larger image. A storage building collapsed onto its contents in Freedom.
Click for larger image. Corn was flattened by winds of around 75 mph near Freedom.
Click for larger image. The top of a silo was blown off at this farm in Freedom.
Click for larger image. The same farm in Freedom.  The family home was damaged when this large tree was blown onto the roof.


Damage Photos from Calumet County
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Click for larger image. Trees were blown down in Chilton.  (Photo by Dr. Jim Brey)


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