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UPDATE: Prolonged heat wave settles in

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Severe thunderstorms with strong winds knocked down trees and power lines and flipped several camping trailers at a Fox Valley business, but have provided little relief from sweltering heat and humidity in Wisconsin.

Straight line winds cut power for more than 30,000 Wisconsin Public Service customers in north central and northeastern Wisconsin. The Green Bay utility hoped to have power restored to all customers later Monday.

Wisconsin's Emergency Operations Center said no one was hurt when winds gusting to 60 mph flipped campers at an RV business near the Town of Menasha. Lightning damaged two houses in the Minocqua area.

Power outages in Marinette County prompted the evacuation of the Whispering Oaks care facility. Thirty residents were being moved to a community center in Peshtigo when power was restored.


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Public Service has restored power to the majority of 35,000 customers who lost service during severe thunderstorms Sunday night.

The Green Bay utility company says high wind and lightning caused outages in north central and northeastern Wisconsin.

WPS says all 92 available line crews are working on restoration, which could be slowed by hot, humid weather and a forecast calling for more thunderstorms.

About 8,800 customers remain without service Monday morning, with most outages in Rhinelander, Green Bay, Stevens Point and Waupaca.

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