Strong storms in Wisconsin cut power to thousands, topple trees

A downed tree limb blocks a roadway in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage, and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan. Photo: AP/ Tom Berman. A downed tree limb blocks a roadway in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage, and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan.

The Associated Press
Created: August 11, 2020 06:25 AM

Strong storms with damaging winds and heavy rain left thousands without power in southeastern Wisconsin and caused localized flooding.

A line of storms moved into the region Monday afternoon and knocked out power for about 28,000 We Energies customers.

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