Sunday Storm Leaves Power Outages and Downed Trees in Door County

A storm packing high winds and heavy rain blew through Door County late Sunday afternoon, leaving downed trees and power outages in its wake. Luckily, no injuries were reported. The storm quickly grew in intensity and affected most of northern Door County including locations like Ephraim, Sister Bay Jacksonport and Egg Harbor. At one time, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation was reporting that as many as 12,000 of its Door County customers were experiencing electrical disruptions. As the storm hit, emergency crews were dispatched to the affected areas in Door County. They found downed trees were blocking roads. Some of the trees took power lines with them causing dangerous situations for residents and visitors alike. At Murphy Park near Egg Harbor, fallen trees blocked both entrances. A sailboat capsized in the waters of the bay near Sister Bay and the US Coast Guard was called on to rescue its occupants. A fallen tree damaged an outdoor bar at Fred and Fuzzy’s waterfront bar and grill in Sister Bay leading to its closure. The power outage in Egg Harbor shut down the Main Street Market for a time, however, the store’s employees went outside to sell water and provisions. While the rain that fell was much needed, the accompanying wind created most of the damage county-wide. Winds in the Egg Harbor area were estimated at 60 to 70 miles per hour. WPS crews worked through the night to restore power to the affected customers.

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