SHAWANO COUNTY – Severe storms knocked down trees and power lines in parts of Shawano County.
Sheriff’s officials say there has been some damage to gas mains due to lightning and high winds.
The American Red Cross has been notified. Officials from the Red Cross are working with the Shawano County Emergency Management Department to evaluate the damage and the needs of the county.
As of 8:34 p.m. there were no reports of injuries or fatalities.
Shawano County officials urge residents to stay in their homes. Response from the police and sheriff's department will be for emergency calls only. Again officials ask that residents stay home.
There are numerous power outages across the county. Shawano County is served by several different utilities. All of these utilities have crews on the scene and are working to restore power.
The Shawano County Sheriff's Department and Emergency Management have additional staff on duty.
In Bonduel there was a report of funnel cloud. Officials are now working to confirm the sighting which was made at approximately 7:40 p.m.
In Birnamwood there was a report that some people took refuge in the fire station. There was also a report of a lightning strike on a nursing home in the village.
Sheriff’s officials say a major concern right now is that residents stay away from downed power lines. Again officials ask that residents stay home.
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Wind, snow, cold and ice played a role as firefighters battled a fire in downtown Ripon Wednesday morning.
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