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No damage estimates yet for Union Grove tornado

A 2 x 6 timber shot through the exterior of Chris Isaccson's house in Union Grove after a tornado and high winds crashed through the Union Grove area Monday, damaging numerous buildings, trees and utilities. (Photographed Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Scott Anderson)

A 2 x 6 timber shot through the exterior of Chris Isaccson's house in Union Grove after a tornado and high winds crashed through the Union Grove area Monday, damaging numerous buildings, trees and utilities. (Photographed Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Scott Anderson)

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — The village president of Union Grove says it looks like the most damage from a tornado that touched down on Monday hit an industrial area near the Racine Fairgrounds.

Village President Mike Aimone viewed damaged from a Wisconsin National Guard helicopter on Tuesday. Aimone told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that surveying the damage made him realize how fortunate the village of 4,700 people were that it wasn’t a more severe catastrophe.

No serious injuries have been reported. No damage estimate was available Tuesday.

About 100 homes were damaged in Union Grove from the twister that has been rated EF-1 with winds between 86 and 110 mph.

Racine County Executive William McReynolds has declared a state of emergency to allow the possibility of requesting disaster relief.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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