Trees down on 7th St. Photo by Carrie Forster/Kaukauna Community News

KAUKAUNA — A National Weather Service team on the ground Wednesday in Kaukauna has confirmed the area was hit by an EF-1 tornado.

The tornado, which was on the ground from 8:57 p.m. to 9:01 p.m., had a maximum wind speed of 95. m.p.h.


In a survey summary, the National Weather Service says a tornado developed along Buchanan Road on the southwest side of Kaukauna near St. Mary’s Cemetery, snapping trees and producing isolated structure damage to the garages of a couple of homes, according to WFRV TV.

The tornado quickly tracked northeast, producing scattered tree damage, mainly with broken branches and pockets of uprooted trees.

Just before the tornado lifted in Central Park behind the old library near the dam in downtown Kaukuana, it produced structural damage to the roof of the Round House Manor apartments on Bicentennial Court.

Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday visited the Round House Manor, which suffered major damage to its roof, displacing roughly 50 residents.

Outagamie County’s Community Emergency Response Teamwas onscene at Kaukauna High School last night to set up sheltering for Round House residents until the Red Cross could assemble a team.

Red Cross took over at 1:46 am. CERT volunteers were back in Kaukauna at 8:30 a.m. to begin damage assessment.

Teams finished around 2:30 p.m.

Mayor Tony Penterman said it could be weeks before residents would be able to return.

By staff