While Wisconsin missed the devastation that several tornadoes caused in several Midwest towns, debris belonging to those effected by those tornadoes got deposited in Racine, according to a story by the Journal Times.

Matt Sisak, who lives in the 900 block of Kingston Avenue near LaSalle Street, found a canceled check in his yard that was from Rochelle Illinois. The community, which is 115 miles away from Racine, was where an EF-4 tornado touched down and destroyed 30 homes. Another 50 homes had wind damage as the wind reached 166 and 200 mph, according to CNN.

“I just found a personal check in my yard from Rochelle IL. It was dated 1998,” Sisak told the Racine County Eye.

Caledonia resident Diane Worzala told the Journal Times that her husband Bill and a friend, Keith Lee, also found wedding photos that may have come from the area. Worzala lives near Highway 38 between 5 Mile Road and 6 Mile Road.





Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

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