Wisconsin storms bring 3 tornados; 1 man dies in crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) – At least three tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin amid powerful thunderstorms that caused widespread damage.

One man was killed early Thursday when he crashed into a fallen tree and power line.

The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evening in northwestern Wisconsin.

Gov. Tony Evers signed a declaration imposing a state of emergency in Wisconsin. Evers’ order directs state agencies to help those impacted by the storms.

It also allows the Wisconsin National Guard to be activated to support local authorities with recovery efforts.