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VERONA, Wisc. --- In a preliminary report, the National Weather Service says an EF3 tornado touched down in Verona, causing damage to dozens of homes and the town's school.
Verona city officials said the storm caused significant damage to Country View Elementary School in Verona, and damaged several homes in the area of Cross Country Road and Tamarack Way. Nineteen homes have been declared uninhabitable.
Verona Police Lt. Dave Dresser said they received information of roofs being blown off homes, along with some collapses in some residential homes.
Dane County Emergency Management said the county's 911 center received a report of a person possibly trapped on Tamarack Way in Verona. However, there are no reports of injuries. Emergency responders went door-to-door through the night to check on individuals.
An emergency shelter was opened up at Memorial Baptist Church on Main Street in downtown Verona. As of Tuesday morning, three families decided to use the shelter.
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