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Heavy Storm Damage Seen Throughout Western Winnebago and North Rockford

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A strong thunderstorm storm rolled into Winnebago County Wednesday afternoon at speeds approaching sixty miles per hour. Dark clouds with high wind gusts caused rain to pelt large parts of the stateline area, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Power lines were knocked down and trees snapped in half in the Village of Winnebago, after taking a direct hit from the strong storm cell. 

The storm continued northward, knocking down power and brining down trees from Southern Winnebago County to the Wisconsin stateline.

“We moved all of our furniture in, the wind took everything,” said Latham Road resident Tom Allen as he assessed the damage in his neighborhood. “As much as it could, it just pushed it all over the yard. Pretty shortly after, that we lost power,” he added.

Allen and several of his neighbors lost power. He was surprised by how fast the storm went through the area.
“Very fast, very fast, moving, I think they said, about 50 to 60 mile per hour winds. It came just as fast as it went,” he said.

There were no reports of any injuries during the storm.
 

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