High winds, severe weather cause damage in Brandon

BRANDON, Wis. -

Towns people in Brandon cleaned up downed tree branches on their property Tuesday morning after the storm from the night before.

 

It's estimated the storm that moved through Fond du Lac County brought wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour.

 

These high winds mangled trees like the one outside Daniel Pickart's home.  The tree fell crushing the truck across the street and pulling up the sidewalk in the process.

 

 

"We seen the tree going across the roa, laying on top of some poor gentleman's pickup truck and it’s like 'oh boy this is going to be a big mess to clean up'," Daniel Pickart said.

 A few blocks away another person in town had a tree fall on her garage.

 

"It was a very loud thump," Sharon Peters said.  "We knew something very heavy fell on the roof and I expected damage.  When I came out here there was a lot more than I thought there would be."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Peters said she was startled by the strength of the wind and was surprised when she found insulation from the roof spread across her garage.

 

Last year at this time an EF1 tornado went through Brandon with 90 to 100 miles per hour winds.

 

"Just another storm that we had, since we had a tornado just over a year ago, so we kind of had a better grasp on how to handle a situation like this," said Brandon Fire Chief Mark Horvath.

 

According to Alliant Energy, the storm knocked out power to over 2500 home.

 

 
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