UPDATE: Brown County sheriff: Storm damage is devastating

A Brown County sheriff

Apple Creek Campground in Brown Co. (Credit: WLUK)

UPDATED Wednesday, August 17, 2013 --- 5:10 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Brown County sheriff's official describes the storm that hit central and northeastern Wisconsin as devastating.

Lt. Kevin Wickman says straight line winds destroyed storage sheds and took down trees and power poles.

According to Wisconsin Emergency Management officials, more than 100 homes were damaged by the storm, with one destroyed and one with major damage. Significant crop damage was also reported in the county.

The state estimates damage to residential areas at $2.1 million. There were also four businesses that had major damage, with repair costs estimated at $650,000.

Wickman says deputies even found the top of silo in a road Wednesday and didn't know where it belonged.

Some large trees also came down at a campground, but no one was injured.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Wednesday, August 7, 2013 --- 3:30 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Brown County sheriff's official describes the storm that hit central and northeastern Wisconsin as devastating.

Lt. Kevin Wickman says straight line winds of about 80 mph destroyed storage sheds and took down trees and power poles.

He says one house was blown off its foundation and a roof was torn off a convenience store.

He says deputies even found the top of silo in a road Wednesday and didn't know where it belonged.

Some large trees also came down at a campground, but no one was injured.

Wisconsin Emergency Management also reported significant crop damage in the county, with damaged barns, garages and one home that appeared destroyed.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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