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Thousands without power as strong winds rock SE Wisconsin

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 10:15:51-04

MILWAUKEE — A High Wind Warning was issued Thursday by the National Weather Service with gusts up to 60 miles per hour in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties. The warning has since expired.

The high winds may have caused issues for tailgaters at American Family Field for the Milwaukee Brewers home opener game. The winds were strong enough to tip over tailgate grills, furniture, and tents. It was advised to anchor everything down as much as possible.

According to the NWS Alert: "Impacts, damaging winds will Blow Down Trees and Power Lines. Some Power Outages are Expected. Travel will be Difficult, Especially for High Profile Vehicles. People Should Avoid Being Outside in Forested Areas and Around Trees and Branches. if Possible, Remain in the Lower Levels Of your Home During the windstorm, and Avoid Windows. Use Caution If you Must Drive."

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We Energies power outage map as of 3 p.m. Thursday.

We Energies reported multiple power outages in southeastern Wisconsin counties Thursday afternoon. Some of those outages lingered into Friday morning.

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