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Jun 17, 2014 11:00 AM by Associated Press

350 reports of storm damage in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI (AP) - Severe storms with dangerous winds tore roofs off houses in southern Wisconsin and blew down part of an elementary school, but there are no reports of serious injuries.

Dane County emergency managers say there have been about 350 reports of storm damage, including 15 homes in Verona that sustained severe damage. The Salvation Army set up a shelter at Memorial Baptist Church for displaced Verona residents.

Utility crews worked to restore power to thousands of people who lost service in the storms.

The National Weather Service says a tornado likely moved from Green County into southern Dane County shortly after midnight Tuesday.

At least five buildings were damaged on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus. Administrators say the university will be closed Tuesday and only essential employees should report to work.

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