Storms lead to wind damage in SE WI, 25,000 without power Monday afternoon
MILWAUKEE — A line of powerful thunderstorms with strong winds and hail moved through Wisconsin Monday morning, June 22nd — causing damage in the southern portion of the state. There is a chance of more scattered showers and thunderstorms later Monday afternoon and evening with a slight possibility of isolated severe storms.
A woman was injured in Lac du Flambeau (Vilas County) when a tree branch reportedly struck the victim in the head. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Dane County: City of Stoughton reports multiple trees and power lines down.
Grant County: Power company crews are reportedly working to restore electricity. Several sheds and outbuildings were destroyed in Cassville, Platteville and Hazel Green. Trees fell on homes and roads throughout the county and there are widespread reports of roof and crop damage. Residents who need assistance or sustained significant damaged should contact the Grant County Emergency Management office at 608-723-7171.
Green County: Numerous reports of downed trees and power lines. The New Glarus area appears to be hardest hit. Green County Emergency Management is currently assessing the damage.
Iowa and Lafayette County: Tree damage reported in the Hollandale area.
Lafayette County: Reports of trees and power lines down in Belmont area.
Strong winds moved through the area around noon causing downed trees and power lines.
A We Energies spokeswoman tells FOX6 News the peak of power outages Monday occurred around 1:00 p.m., when 25,000 We Energies customers were without service.
As of about 4:50 p.m., power had been restored to 20,000 customers. 12,000 were without power.
Some of the areas with larger outages include Franklin and New Berlin, as well as some of the southern Milwaukee County suburbs like Cudahy and South Milwaukee.
Lightning and tree limbs landing on utility lines are the main culprits of the outages.
Multiple We Energies crews are out in the area and working on the restoration of electric power. The hope is that by sometime Monday evening service will be restored to everyone.
The only thing that could delay that is if the next round of storms cause further troubles with more lines brought down.
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