Rusk County Tornado Traveled Nearly 8 Miles

posted Jul 9, 2019, 5:19 AM by News Room

The cleanup continues in the aftermath of the EF-ZERO tornado that touched down in Rusk County last week.  The National Weather Service says the tornado first touched down just after 6pm Thursday south of Bruce on the west side of Fireside Lake, near Mud Lake Road. The tornado tracked approximately 7.6 miles northeast, before lifting on the east side of the Flambeau River, west of Sheep Camp Road.  The tornado was on the ground for 14 minutes, with a path width of 100 yards and maximum wind speed of 85 mph. Numerous trees were blown down or uprooted. A few trees landed on lake cabins but no injuries were reported.