|Streets Affected in Eagle
(gathered from early reports)
Sherman St/Collapsed Homes
(not an official report, may not be all inclusive)
ONLY MINOR INJURIES REPORTED. A missing Golden Retriever also reported. Other pets, too.
Video showing tornado damage in Eagle, Wisconsin at night before authorities had the benefit of daylight to fully assess the damage in Eagle Wisconsin. About 15 miles east-northeast, eight postal delivery trucks were rendered out of service and 10 more were damaged in Muskego.
A representative from Roundy’s was on the scene at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to inquire with officials from the Village of Eagle about getting food and supplies to residents and emergency workers. Roundy’s, known for it’s responsiveness to people in need, is the grocer that is opening a Mariano’s in Arlington Heights in July. A representative from Generac Power Systems is also on the scene to offer assistance. Generac’s headquarters is in Waukesha County. A volunteer center has been set up at Village Hall on the east side of the building as a secondary command post. This secondary command post is designated as the access point for outside citizens, including the news media. Press release/briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Village Hall/Municipal Building.
VIDEO report from Sarah Platt FOX11 WLUK-TV NEWS — fox11online.com.
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Eagle Municipal Building and Library at 800 East Main Street.
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Estimated damage area gathered from police and fire reports overnight in aftermath of tornado damage that occurred about 9:20 p.m. Monday.
STATE OF EMERGENCY OVERNIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING
As of 1:00 a.m. no access to the village of Eagle was allowed from the outside. Eagle is about one to four miles east of Kettle Morraine State Forest.
The police commander reminded all officers that the Village of Eagle was in a state of emergency and that no people should be walking on the streets of Eagle. People who leave the village — even to get gas for generators or other supplies — are not being allowed back in the village (later they were allowed back in by escort). People claiming to be clergy and insurance agents are attempting to enter from the outside, but are not allowed at this time. Some people gained access through unattended barricades, but those people have been escorted out of the village.
TUESDAY MORNING PRESS CONFERENCE
Confirmed EF2 Tornado touchdown.
Estimated 100 homes with moderate-substantial damage.
Area not declared safe at this point, but live wires believed to be resolved.
Two to three days for full recovery mode (expect power return step by step).
Curfew in effect in Village of Eagle 9PM – 5AM.
Anybody that wants to help a friend or neighbor, come to Village Hall
— SHERIFF DAN TRAWICKI, WAUKESHA COUNTY
As of 7:00 a.m. Tuesday and overnight residents have been allowed back at their residences via police escort, but are being told to stay at their residences. Residents of the 300 block of Sherman Street where homes collapsed are not permitted back at their homes. Some residents along Markham Road have not been permitted back at their homes. No one is allowed to walk on the streets in Eagle. Many streets are barricaded, and police are posted strategically throughout the village to keep people from entering the village until it is determined to be safe and secure. Family members and friends of Eagle residents that live outside the Village of Eagle are attempting to meet residents or bring supplies, but are not being permitted inside the Village of Eagle. Outsiders may request a welfare check of residents inside the village. The police will check a list or respond to the residence of where the welfare check is requested. Police are concerned with the safety hazard of many power lines that are still down, and the security of the residents and possessions of the residents of Eagle. The risk of injury from contact with an energized power line is the main reason the town is still in a state of emergency with strictly limited access. The population of Eagle is about 1,700. From the 2000 census there are reported 605 housing units in Eagle — 592 households, and 468 families residing in the village.
This is only an estimate, but the area might have a more open status about 12 noon Tuesday.
At 10:00 a.m. Tuesday the nearest location to get fuel was Palmyra, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM)