Storms packing high winds sweep southern Wisconsin

Posted: Monday, June 30th, 2014 --- 7:56 p.m.

SULLIVAN, Wis. (AP) -- Severe thunderstorms packing high winds and heavy rain have downed trees and power lines all across southern Wisconsin.

Winds gusted as high as 78 mph near Lancaster in Grant County in the southwest corner of Wisconsin as the storms began sweeping from west to east Monday afternoon. Trees were toppled from Grant County to the Milwaukee area. Street flooding hit Madison.

We Energies reports more than 90,000 customers lost power in the greater Milwaukee area, and around 9,000 Alliant Energy customers lost power across the rest of southern Wisconsin.

The National Weather Service also said Monday that its survey team confirmed that an EF-2 tornado tracked through Iowa County and an EF-1 tornado hit rural Dane County on Sunday evening. Both damaged trees and buildings but caused no injuries.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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