Burnett County Tornado Memorial

© Photographed September 11, 2016
Siren, Burnett County, Wisconsin
45° 47.715′ N, 92° 22.857′ W

On Monday, June 18, 2001, at 8:20 p.m. an F3 tornado with gale-force winds of over 200 miles per hour blew through southern Burnett County and eastern Washburn County leaving in its wake a path of destruction through the townships of Bashaw, Daniels, Dewey, La Follette, Siren, Wood River and Village of Siren, shattered lives and broken dreams...but more than that a desire to rebuild and began again.

Lives lost: 3 · Number injured: 14 · Total time on ground: 69 minutes · Total distance traveled: 41 miles · Widest point of tornado's path: 1/2 mile · Buildings destroyed or damaged: 550 · Land damaged: 51,000 acres · Estimated monetary damage: $17 million plus
The marker is located at Crooked Lake Park on northbound Park Street,  east of its intersection with Wisconsin State Road 35 / 70, Siren, Wisconsin 54872.

National Weather Service: Tornado: Siren, Wisconsin: June 18, 2001

Village of Siren History

 With Park Street visible to the left.

 The memorial is located at Crooked Lake Park.

 Scenic Crooked Lake and fishing pier.

The memorial is located in Siren, Wisconsin.

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