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Days later, people are still clearing storm damage

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RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW)--People are still cleaning up after strong winds, hail and rain rolled through the area last week.

Rib Mountain Fire Chief Paul Wirth said it was one of the worst storms he's seen in a while because of the widespread damage stretching from Rib Mountain to Weston and Wausau.

"We had a small storm a few months ago but nothing compared to the magnitude of this one," he said. Emergency crews and WPS spent the weekend assessing damage and restoring power to homes.

On Wednesday, people were still picking up the pieces. A group of friends used chainsaws to cut down dozens of trees off Robin Lane in Rib Mountain. "It was only like 10 minutes long and it just tore everything. This is the worst one I've seen in a long time," said Cory Hirsch who was helping a friend clear his backyard.

The group also pitched in to help a neighbor who was out of town this week. Around 20 trees were lost in the area they were working.

Each city and municipality has its own options for yard waste removal. Some have extended hours this week due to last week's storm. For normal hours and removal options, see below.

If you live in Rib Mountain, visit: http://www.townofribmountain.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B909F5902-BB72-436C-B3B6-A9E07CAEFF37%7D&DE=%7BC25B0CD2-08AA-4D59-BF6C-31FD6A4B1927%7D

If you live in Wausau, visit: http://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Services/GarbageYardwaste/YardWaste.aspx

If you live in Weston, visit: http://www.westonwisconsin.org/utilities/garbage.php

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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