Several tornadoes touch down in the Plains, Midwest during severe weather Tuesday

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A housing subdivision in the southern part of Elk City, Oklahoma was damaged by a tornado.

Meanwhile, parts of northwest Oklahoma are under the highest risk category for severe weather, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman. But Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene late Tuesday that one person was known dead from the twister. There were also a few homes and cabins around Lake Chetek, as well as several turkey farms, damaged by the Wisconsin tornado.

Meanwhile, classes in the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser School District were called off Wednesday as authorities and residents worked to assess the widespread damage and begin the cleanup. "There's nothing but debris", said Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald says many emergency crews are on hand.

"I know there were walls on top of people", Fitzgerald told CNN affiliate WCCO and other media outlets.

The weather service's Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma said storms with the potential to spawn tornadoes and dump large hail stones could hit the region Thursday.

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Throughout Wednesday night, Pritchard says they will continue to monitor keep everyone up to date on the severe weather, to make sure everyone is taking the right safety precautions. The forecast bull's-eye of the storm includes Wichita, Kansas, and rural areas of southern Kansas and western Oklahoma. Another 10 were reportedly injured and dozens of homes damaged or destroyed. There are no reports of injuries.

Three more suspected tornadoes touched down just east of Chetek, including in the town of Conrath.

In Wisconsin, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said a tornado damaged the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park north of Chetek. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected to arrive in Barron County Wednesday afternoon to meet with victims and inspect the widespread damage that also included a turkey barn across the street from the mobile home park that had just been rebuilt two years ago after a bird flu outbreak. Jeff Martin, Chetek Mayor told KSTP-TV that several emergency vehicles have gone to trailer park.

Another resident of the trailer park, Robert Black, was standing outside his home watching the storm kick up when golf ball size hail drove him inside.

The National Weather Service listed more than 20 reports of tornadoes from Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

National Weather Service meteorologist Rick Smith says two supercells began in the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday then moved into Oklahoma.

NWS and Xcel Energy also reported multiple power poles being snapped due to the winds, including at least four that were broken off at the ground.

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