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Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Another powerful storm slams region

Many without power for days

 

Lois E. Johnson

A tree lands on this Coffee Lake house following severe thunderstorms that slammed the region July 21.

As of Tuesday, July 26, many were still without power following severe thunderstorms that ripped through the region July 21.

According to Lake Country Power (LCP), crews were wrapping up their sixth straight 16-hour day Tuesday restoring electricity with specialized off-road heavy equipment brought in to complete power restoration work. As of Tuesday, crews restored service for more than 25,600 LCP members and close to 1,400 were still waiting for service.

Nearly 140 field personnel were replacing more than 200 poles and reconnecting sections of line up to a mile long through state, county and federal forest lands.

Thousands of trees were uprooted or snapped off throughout the co-op's 10,800 square mile service territory. More than half of LCP's consumers were affected by the massive storm with winds clocked between 70 and 100 mph.

 

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