Severe weather rips through Eastern Wisconsin

| August 7, 2013
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A thunderstorm that caused damage in at least 11 Wisconsin counties seems to have hit Outagamie County the hardest. According to reports Grand Chute declared a State of  Emergency, Appleton Medical Center lost power and is operating on a generator, two campgrounds near Wrightstown, and Fremont received heavy damage and two injuries have been reported from the storms there. There are also several roads closed due to downed power lines, they include but are not limited to parts of Hwy 55, 47, and the national weather service has dispatched a team to that area to determine weather a tornado touched down there.

Another counties hit hard were Brown County in northeast Wisconsin, where many roads are closed due to being impassable.

Many other counties received damage that included many downed power lines, several fires, and many buildings were damaged including a church in New London, and a hotel in Plainfield.

WE Energies says that 53,000 customers lost energy and that 42,000 of them were in Outagamie County. WE Energies also had three sub stations that recieved damage, while there were also more than 60 broken power poles

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