Cleanup Begins After Severe Weather Hits

Cleanup Begins After Severe Weather Hits

You likely heard some rumbles of thunder last night, maybe lost power for a bit and collected some rain. Mother Nature brought some severe weather to our area some places were hit harder than others.

We’re waiting to see just what kind of storm hit in Buffalo and Trempealeau counties last night. The two counties look to be the hardest hit after last night’s round of severe weather in western Wisconsin. There were tornado warnings for both counties, but it’s unclear if a tornado actually touched down. In Eau Claire and Chippewa falls, there are plenty of reports of downed tree branches, but there are no reports of any serious injuries. YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATES WITH OUR PARTNERS AT WEAU 13 NEWS AND THEIR FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEAM.

Utility crews may have some work to do this morning after last night’s severe weather. Xcel Energy last night said the storms knocked out the power to people across the area, though the hardest hit areas look to be near Maiden Rock and Elmwood in Pierce County, and Baldwin and Hammond in St. Croix County. More than 100 people lost power in Chippewa Falls. There is no time estimate of when all customers will get their lights back.

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