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Damaging storm leaves thousands without power

Posted at 8:06 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 09:06:18-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Another powerful storm in northeastern Wisconsin knocked down trees and power lines, caused street flooding and left thousands without power.

Wisconsin Public Service crews worked through the night Wednesday to restore service to nearly 14,000 customers who lost power when the storm rolled through. Most had service restored by early Thursday.

Some businesses and homes were damaged by strong winds and falling trees in Green Bay. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings in Brown, Kewaunee and Outagamie counties because of fast-falling rain.

Tornado warnings were issued about 8:30 p.m. for parts of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties. A wind gust of 70 mph was reported near Oshkosh. The storm was similar to Monday when severe weather moved across northern and central Wisconsin.

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