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Waukesha County hit hard by Monday’s storms: Trees down, and many took power lines with them

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WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) -- Thousands of people were without power after strong storms moved through on Monday evening, June 30th. 22,000 people were without power in Waukesha County as of 9:00 p.m. Monday. There were several reports of trees down -- many of them taking power lines with them.

The city of Waukesha was hit hard by Monday's storms.

Saratoga Road was one of the worst hit streets in Waukesha. Several large trees were toppled.

Brandon Becker lives on Saratoga Road.

"I went outside and the trees were sideways. It was nuts! Just the big ones really. The little ones seem to do okay. It's pretty much all uprooting -- it's not snapping," Becker said.

Parts of the road were shut down Monday night as crews worked to clear away trees and downed power lines.

FOX6 News was getting reports of trees down throughout the city.

Waukesha's Forestry Division was out beginning the clean-up on Monday night.

Meanwhile, We Energies crews were working to restore power to 4,000 to 5,000 people within the city of Waukesha alone.

Some areas with damage being reported to FOX6 News are the streets around Horning Middle School -- Ramona Road and Sunnyside Drive, and the area near Springdale Road and Bluemound.

As of 7:00 p.m. Monday, Waukesha dispatch said they were getting non-stop 911 calls.

Waukesha dispatch said they received no serious reports of storm damage, and no reports of injuries.

FOX6 News spoke with one woman who came outside to see a tree on her neighbor's house!

Angie VanHeesh says she was in her basement in Waukesha when the storms hit. She ways it only lasted five minutes. The lights flickered on and off, and when she came outside, she says she saw a tree uprooted in her front yard.

She says she didn't even hear it fall.

"I was just amazed how fast! We`ve had neighbors come by and they said they`ve never seen anything like this in the 40 years they`ve lived here. We`ve lived here 12 years and never seen any kind of damage like this ever," VanHeesh said.

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