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Military Situation Report on Severe Weather

Posted:

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE DEPT. OF MILITARY AFFAIRS

DATE: September 2, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

TO: Governor Scott Walker

FROM: Brian Satula, WEM Administrator

Severe thunderstorms moved through west central and east central Wisconsin this morning, knocking down trees and power lines in several counties. Winds of 60-80 miles per hour were reported throughout much of the state.

More than 65,000 customers are without power statewide. In the Fox Valley alone, as many as 40,000 customers are estimated to be without power at this time.

Many county emergency management directors are assessing local damages.

Straight line winds led to scattered tree limbs and downed power lines in the county. The public safety building is running on generator power and residents in several communities are without power. No reports of injuries and no reports of damage to businesses.

Reports of trees and power lines down.

Reports across the county of trees across roads and on power lines. Several trees landed campers at the Chilton Fairgrounds and County Park.

No injuries or damaged structures reported so far.

Wind damage is mainly in the northern end of the county. Reports of trees and power lines down. The City of Kewaunee is out of power at this time.

The storm struck the City of La Crosse and the neighboring communities of Shelby and Campbell Townships, the Village of West Salem and the City of Onalaska this morning at approximately 7:15. No injuries were reported.

The County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received nearly 75 telephone calls during a 45-minute period this morning from citizens reporting trees damaged or knocked down onto power lines. Electric power has been restored in many areas, but several power poles and sections of electric power lines must be replaced or repaired before all electric power can be restored.

Several major traffic routes were blocked by trees and other debris during the morning commute, but nearly all have been cleared. A section of Drive-Inn Road near State Road 33 remains closed while crews repair downed power lines and broken power poles. Minor localized street flooding occurred during the brief heavy rains.

Reports of trees and power lines down. A report has also been received that a semi-truck toppled over on I-43.

The county has opened its emergency operations center (EOC). WEM's East Central Region Director is traveling to the county to assist as needed.

Alliant Energy has lost a major transmission line to the Appleton area, and it may be days before it can be repaired. Numerous trees and power lines down and many streets are blocked.

All lanes of WIS 35 were closed for four hours due to a downed tree blocking the road, but all lanes have reopened.

Approximately 2,500 people are without power. A communications tower may have been struck by lightning, but communications in the county are adequate at this time.

Trees and power lines down. Some roads were blocked due to downed trees.

The County's EOC has been set up at the Sheriff's Department. The west end of the county is reporting mostly trees and power lines. There are reports of damages to homes in the Wautoma area around Silver Lake; officers are assessing the damage.

The east end of the county is reporting mostly minor structure damage. A broken gas main in the Saxeville area has led to the evacuation of a residence.

A Red Cross shelter has been setup in the Demo Room at the courthouse for people who are oxygen dependent and not in need of medical transport.

Trees and power lines are down in the northern portion the county, with the Neenah/Menasha area hit the hardest. Damage assessments continue.

There are no additional requests for any assistance from the affected areas at this time.

Power outages as of 12:30 p.m.

  • Adams, 938
  • Juneau, 4787
  • Monroe, 422
  • Wood, 168

  • Fond Du Lac, 45
  • Green Lake, 1859
  • Marquette, 937
  • Portage, 363
  • Waupaca, 311
  • Waushara, 6132
  • Winnebago, 2966

  • Vernon, 257

Counties with 1-20 customers without power: Dane, Green, Rock, Sauk

  • Calumet, 2521
  • Outagamie, 22601 (City of Appleton has 16,086 without power)
  • Waupaca, 4005
  • Waushara, 760
  • Winnebago, 7316

Counties with 1-20 customers without power: Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Oconto, Ozaukee, Racine, Shawano, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha

  • Chilton, 1130
  • Door County, 323
  • Green Bay, 8482
  • Kewaunee, 99
  • Manitowoc County, 2312
  • Oshkosh, 2584
  • Stevens Point, 256
  • Waupaca, 1927

Cities/Counties with 1-20 customers without power: Rhinelander, Wausaukee

Wisconsin Public Service (City/County, # residents without power):

WE Energies (County, # residents without power):

Alliant's "south" zone:

Alliant's "northeast" zone:

Alliant Energy (County, # residents without power):

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Brown County:

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SUBJECT: Situation Report on Severe Weather

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