Western WI Wind Storm, July 1980

The Western Wisconsin Derecho was a severe weather system that moved through several western Wisconsin counties on July 15, 1980. It cut a 20-mile-wide swath through St Croix, Pierce, Dunn, Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Clark counties. Although much of the storm's damage was caused by straight-line winds in excess of 100 mph, several tornadoes were also reported. The storm caused nearly $160M in damage (1980 dollars) and killed three people.

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Correction...

There were actually two deaths attributed to this storm.

July 15 1980

Sorry to check your story, but there wasn't 3 people killed in that storm there was only one, it was my sister, Robyn Lynn Young of Elmwood WI.