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Families pick up the pieces after storm in Nekoosa


NEKOOSA (WAOW)--High winds and a possible tornado also ripped through parts of Nekoosa on Sunday night, damaging dozens of homes off of County Road G.

Barns toppled and garages were blown away in the midst of a powerful storm that struck just after six p.m. according to residents. Naul Segovia told Newsline 9 he barely got himself and his father out of a car and into a basement before the storm hit.

Bert Pivinski watched the storm in full force from his truck. He tried to take shelter behind a house, but soon saw debris and another surprising item flying through the air around him.

"I tried to pull my truck to the front to stop it from being damaged by hail, and then I looked up and saw fish flying through the air," he said. The people who own the home he was parked next to had been fishing earlier in the day. The strong storm busted a barrel full of their catch, sending the fish into the air.

Fortunately, no one was severely injured in the area. Now, people begin the painstaking process of sorting through the mess the storm made, and assessing damage.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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