The National Weather Service says the tornado that touched down just before 8 p.m. in Elk Mound, Wisconsin was an EF3 on the Fujita scale, which means wind speeds were as fast as 165 miles per hour. Elk Mound is about 12 miles west of Eau Claire and 75 miles east of the Twin Cities. This used to be a home near Elk Mound, WI. It was leveled by a probable tornado last night. pic.twitter.com/bPHD2kI3ew Spotters reported a tornado in the area around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A video posted on social media appears to show a tornado’s silhouette backlit by frequent lightning strikes. The sunrise Wednesday revealed that several homes and trailers had been destroyed in the storm. The debris from the rubble sat atop vehicles and downed trees blocked traffic on area roads. Elk Mound resident Deanna Pichler said she and her family crouched in the hallway of their mobile home as the storm shook their trailer. When her family emerged after the winds calmed down, they found that homes nearby had been completely flattened. Gerry Oestreich was sleeping when the winds picked up. By the time he woke up to see what was going on, all he could do was take cover. “I just got the house paid for. It’s all mi...