ELK CITY, Okla. – Storms whipped through a wide swath of the nation’s midsection, giving rise to tornadoes that flattened a Wisconsin mobile home park and an Oklahoma subdivision and killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others.
The storms hit Wisconsin late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, leveling the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park near Chetek, which is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis.
Mark Tyson said he and his wife Robin were huddled behind a living room chair as the storm hit Tuesday evening when an entire wall of their mobile home suddenly came flying at them.
“I thought we were done,” said Tyson. Shards of glass were flying at them like bullets, Tyson told the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
“When your house comes apart like that, there’s no place to go. I thought this is it.”
A 46-year-old man was killed at the trailer park and at least 25 other people were injured, according to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. Aerial footage showed a wide path of leveled mobile homes and debris.
Several poultry barns at a turkey processing plant across the street were badly damaged, and turkeys could be seen wandering…