UPDATE: Severe damage after storms hit Northwestern Wisconsin

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Northwestern Wisconsin (WEAU) -- A powerful storm hit areas of Western Wisconsin on July 19 and has left several communities to deal with the aftermath.

Several trees fell down along Highway 53. In Chetek, fallen trees could be found in nearly every neighborhood. In some areas, trees knocked down power lines leaving many in Chetek without power.

"There were trees down across the road, sideways rain," says Bob Callicoat who drove through the storm on Highway 53 N. "It came down in sheets and you couldn't even see."

Some houses in Chetek had severe damage with trees falling onto their roofs and tearing off siding.

Chetek Police say so far there have been no reported storm related injuries.


Storm reports from Friday's storm are coming in.

Sawyer County Sheriffs are reporting power lines and trees down. The affected area is from the reservation to Ojibwa mainly eastern central Sawyer County.

Washburn County Sheriffs are reporting a few trees down but overall not too much damage.

Earlier tonight Xcel Energy reported multiple power outages between Amery and Rice Lake.

We will have live coverage tonight at 10 p.m.