October 8 tornadic storm leaves damage in Brown County

A strong tornadic storm on Monday, Oct. 8, is responsible for killing a family pet, as well as destroying a home and outbuilding.

According to Brown County Undersheriff Randy Linck, the National Weather Service confirmed rotation was indicated by radar Monday between 4:20 and 4:40 p.m. The rotating storm began near U.S. Highway 36, between Hiawatha and Fairview — just south of Hamlin — and moved to the northeast, just south of Padonia. It then moved northeast, crossing U.S. Highway 73, where it ended.

The damage, including the pet’s death, happened near 240th Road and Hazelnut Road, which is west of Hiawatha. No other injuries were reported.

Brown County was not under any severe storm warning or watch at the time.

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