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City of Stevens Point meets the eye of the storm

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) --  It's a familiar sight.  Trees down.  Power out.  The community coming together.

The City of Stevens Point saw the most damage in Portage County during the overnight storm.  And for the Dopp family, it was a nightmare.

"We heard crackling and damage being done to the house, that's when we went down into the basement," Kelli Dopp, said.

That crackling was the sound of a giant tree in their front yard being ripped from its roots and crashing into their roof.

It wasn't until Kelli started closing the windows that she realized there was extreme damage.

"I saw water coming down the side of the window sill and realized it was coming into the house and that's when I realized the tree had hit it," Dopp explains.

The damaged continued on Michigan Avenue where cars were stranded and submerged in standing water in an underpass.

The city declared a State of Emergency and all government offices were closed.  Due to power outages cooling centers were set up in two different locations in the city, offering anyone in need a breath of cool air.

And although the damage was extensive in certain areas, the National Weather Service says that it was not a tornado.

But no matter the cause, the community will come together, and the clean up will begin once again.

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