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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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October Tornados!

October 7, 2017 7:58 PM


A sudden tornado has passed through the area, affecting parts of of District 12. I hope everyone is safe and appreciate the quick response from Madison's dedicated employees.

Please be safe out there and avoid areas with downed power lines and potential structural damage.

You can report downed power lines at 608-252-7111 and see status of power outages at MG&E's website. 

Stay safe!




MFD Assessing Tornado Damage Along East Washington Avenue

Incident Type
Power lines down
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 5:07pm
East Washington Ave
Madison, WI

*** UPDATE -- 7:42 p.m., Saturday, 10/7 ***

East Washington Ave. is open to traffic. Rowland Avenue, Evergreen Avenue, and Anniversary Lane are currently impassible due to fallen trees. The City of Madison Forestry Division will be responding to clear the roads. Please travel through the area with caution.


Madison Fire Department crews, including the Heavy Urban Rescue Team, are surveying the damages left behind by a tornado touchdown on the city's east side.

Several properties have been severely damaged by fallen trees, severed high-voltage power lines, and other consequences of the tornado touchdown.

Damage seems to be concentrated along East Washington Ave. near Wright St. and Ridgeway Ave., and northeast near Independence Lane and Anniversary Lane.

At this time, no injuries have been reported, and it is unknown if any residents have been displaced as a result of structural damage to homes.

Residents should call 911 to report any imminent hazards, such as downed live power lines or building collapse, and medical emergencies.

This report will be updated as we continue to survey the neighborhoods

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