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Cleanup efforts underway in Lomira following severe storm

Posted at 2:58 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 15:58:36-04

LOMIRA, Wis. - The National Weather Service will tour parts of Dodge County Wednesday after widespread damage left parts of Lomira and surrounding areas in disarray. 

“It's just looks unreal. All these pristine trees are just gone in like the blink of an eye," Tammy Schmidervin of Lomira said. 

Trees were uprooted and left laying on their sides, covering lawns and sidewalks.

Schmidervin said what remains is nothing compared to what she tried to protect her five-month-old baby from Tuesday night.

“You could see the blankets of raining just like pounding, the trees got really really violent so we ran down in the basement," Schmidervin said. 

Just a couple homes down from where Schmidervin lives, her neighbor, Jennifer Mueller, is also surveying the damage in disbelief.

“It’s a lot to take in,” Jennifer Mueller said. 

Power lines snapped and utility polls fell to the ground, leaving thousands of We Energies customers in Lomira without power. According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, no injuries were reported.