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Storm knocks out power in Eagle River region PDF Print E-mail

A power substation in Eagle River was damaged during a thunderstorm Wednesday evening leaving 4,700 without power, according to the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center.

Emergency dispatch worked on generator power immediately following the outage and most of the power had been restored by 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to officials.

Severe storms moved across west central and northeastern Wisconsin Wednesday night causing downed trees, power lines and other storm damage. One person was killed in Keshena when a tree fell on her vehicle. Menominee County and Tribe have issued disaster declarations

for their jurisdictions.


The National Weather Service was expected to survey the Thursday to determine if there was a tornado in Shawano County. Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across the region Wednesday night.

At one point, there were more than 20,000 customers without power. Thursday morning there were still about 1,000 outages reported. Utility officials expected most of the power outages to be restored later Thursday.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 2:47 PM
Last Updated on Friday, August 23, 2013 1:25 PM

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