The storm was so powerful that it took the lives of three persons who resided in Milwaukee along its path.
A large portion of the Midwest and portions of the South were hit by powerful thunderstorms that brought with them a deluge of precipitation and destructive winds. As a result of these storms, the police are searching for a child and two adults who have been swept away in a drainage ditch during the storms.
On Monday evening, at 6:30 p.m., witnesses reported witnessing a youngster who was 11 years old fall into a drainage ditch that feeds into a tunnel that transmits water to the Kinnickinnic River. Witnesses also reported hearing the child scream as they fell. Two adults, one aged 34 and the other aged 37, into the river in an attempt to save the child, but they were all carried away by the current.
According to Assistant Fire Chief DeWayne Smoots, “We had no idea what was going on down there.”
The authorities asserted that an attempt was made to identify the personnel that we were unable to enter the tunnel due to the dangerous circumstances by using a drone that was flown within the structure. It took some time before the names of all of the missing persons were made public. They did not, however, go into depth about how the three were tied to one another.