LITTLE SUAMICO - The day started with some thunderstorms. Those storms packed high winds in parts of Brown and Oconto counties.
Thursday we checked out the damage left behind in the town of Little Suamico.
"About 3:00 this morning we were awakened by a flash of light and a clap of thunder followed by what sounded like hail and strong winds," said Todd Zuge, Town of Little Suamico.
The winds subsided within 10 to 15 seconds, but the severe weather caused a tree to fall on Todd Zuge's house.
It crashed into the master bedroom, and Zuge says rain poured inside.
"Little shocking, but just happy everyone's okay, and the house can be repaired," said Zuge.
A nearby property also caught the brunt of the storm, which tossed a playground set around and uprooted a number of trees.
There were more downed trees around the area, including one that landed over some railroad tracks.
The National Weather Service says it was straight-line winds passing through that caused the damage.
"We estimated winds of at least 70 or 75 miles an hour with that thunderstorm," said Jeff Last, National Weather Service.
Heavy rain also caused flooding. A pond next to one house starts at the bench, but now the front yard is underwater.
"The thunderstorms that produced those high winds also produced very heavy rain in a short amount of time, as much as three inches in about an hour," said Last.
The severe weather also caused power outages for 6,000 people in mostly the Suamico, Sobieski and Pulaski areas. It took five hours for WPS crews to get the electricity back on.
"We were at several substations and realized it was an ATC line, and now they are working on finding where the main issue is on that line, but as we're looking for that issue, we're finding smaller issues such as brush on lines and the lightning did hit some of the underground line," said Lisa Prunty, Wisconsin Public Service.
Prunty says because of those smaller issues, people would see outages off and on Thursday in the Sobieski/Suamico area.
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