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Storm knocks out power for thousands of people

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 21:39:50-04

UPDATE - 8:36 P.M. -- Still more than 22,000 homes without power according to the We Energies outage map.

UPDATE - 5:01 P.M. -- More than 25,000 homes across southeastern Wisconsin without power.

UPDATE - 4:50 P.M. -- The number of homes without power has increased to more than 16,000.

Thousands of people's power has been knocked out due to Monday's storms.

According to the We Energies outage map at 4:38 p.m. more than 12,000 people had lost power.

Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued all across southeastern Wisconsin for much of the evening. There were also tornado warnings for Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties, but those have since expired.

We Energies said it is working to restore power and fix downed power lines.

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