NEW INFORMATION: Woman killed during storms in NE Wisconsin

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) -- Severe storms packing winds estimated at 90 to 100 mph damaged residential property, downed power lines and toppled trees, including one which fatally injured a motorist in Menominee County.

Emergency management officials say a woman was killed in Keshena Wednesday night when a tree fell on her vehicle.

Authorities say about a dozen homes in the Bonduel area of Shawano County sustained damage. A lightning strike caused a fire at a nursing home forcing the evacuation of approximately 13 residents. They were taken to a sister facility.

The National Weather Service says most of the damage in Shawano County was caused by straight-line winds.

More than 20,000 utility customers lost power in the storms. By Thursday, crews had restored service to all but about 1,000 customers.
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SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) --Severe storms packing 60 mph winds damaged residential property, downed power lines and toppled trees, including one which fatally injured a motorist in Menominee County.

Emergency management officials say a woman was killed in Keshena Wednesday night when a tree fell on her vehicle.

Authorities say about a dozen homes in the Bonduel area of Shawano County sustained damage. A lightning strike caused a fire at a nursing home forcing the evacuation of approximately 13 residents. They were taken to a sister facility. National Weather Service forecasters were in Shawano County Thursday to determine if the damage was caused by a tornado.

More than 20,000 utility customers lost power in the storms. By Thursday, crews had restored service to all but about 1,000 customers.
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SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) --Severe storms that moved through northeastern Wisconsin have had deadly consequences.

Menominee County Emergency Management officials say a driver was killed by a falling tree in Keshena Wednesday night. Emergency management spokeswoman Lisa Wilson says the driver was a Menominee County woman.

Wilson says a large part of the county is still without power. Menominee County sheriff's officials say some secondary roads may not be passable because of a large amount of tree damage.

Authorities say about a dozen homes in the Bonduel area of Shawano County sustained damage during Wednesday's severe weather. Public works employees are working to clear area roads of debris. Wisconsin Public Service says about 2,700 customers are without service, which may not be restored until Thursday afternoon.


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