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Sheboygan hit hard by storm damage Saturday

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 12:21:07-04

Strong rain and heavy winds left behind a mess in communities across southeastern Wisconsin Saturday. One of the hardest hit was Sheboygan.

Roland Abair got a shock to his system Saturday morning as he was sitting in his home off Main Avenue.

"It will definitely wake you up," Abair said. "You get a big bang and you kind of look and it's like louder than a car accident."

Lightning hit a tree across the street.

"A big white light that just came and said like boom," Abair said.

He looked out the window and watched as one limb fell on top of a house.

The storm came rolling in with heavy winds, knocking down trees and power lines throughout the area, but crews quickly responded, chopping trees and leaving behind little to no trace of any damage. Back on Main Avenue, the situation could have been much worse for Abair and his neighbors. If lightning split the tree any more, the whole thing could have come down in the direction of his house.

Luck just happened to be on their side.

"Somebody could have got hurt and thank God nobody did," Abair said.