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Strong thunderstorms hit NE Wisconsin


GREEN BAY (AP) -- A severe thunderstorm roared through northeastern Wisconsin, dropping hail the size of golf balls, knocking out power to thousands and flooding streets.

The storm moved through Friday afternoon, leaving most major downtown streets with significant flooding.

About 35 miles to the southwest, Mayor Gary Henke of New London declared a state of emergency and ordered the public to stay off the flooded streets and sidewalks.

He says downed power lines were creating life-threatening situations after 70 mph straight-line winds caused extensive damage throughout the city.

No one was hurt, but the National Weather Service reported at least two homes were damaged by falling trees and a 28-foot trailer was blown on its side.

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