Families left without power for close to 24 hours following wind storm

Power outages sky rocketed across southeast Wis.
Posted at 6:23 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 19:27:05-05
Wednesday's high winds left trees falling down left and right, wreaking havoc on homes and power lines.
Some families have been without power for close to 24 hours. Power outages sky rocketed across southeast Wisconsin.
Sitting is what Fred Schaenzer has been up to for the past 20 plus hours. His home in Brown Deer has been without power since Wednesday's high winds. 
"My phone went dead," Schaenzer said.
Reading his paper, only able to get light from outside his windows.
"Cold, cold and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and potato chips," said Schaenzer.
He knows it's not the best way to live but he's still in good spirits, he wasn't surprised by the outage.
"It's not the first time, it's been quite a few times," he said.
For some reason he says extremely high winds always cause a problem and luckily his neighbor ran an extension cord so he and his wife can stay warm.
"Warmer outside than it is in here, that always helps when you have good friends and neighbors," said his wife Chris.
It may be an inconvenience but they're prepared with their Milk and bread.Crews are working around the clock and hopefully they get their power restored quickly.
WE energies says over the last 24 hours they have retired power to 62,000 homes. Less than 3,000 homes remain without power.

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