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Cleanup continues in western Wisconsin after storms

Updated: July 21, 2019 10:17 PM

Cleanup will continue Monday in western Wisconsin after storms caused a lot of damage.

Huge trees were knocked down onto homes, cabins and power lines by incredibly strong winds.

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Towns in Polk County took the brunt of the bad weather Friday evening.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has declared a State of Emergency, which activates the National Guard to help where needed.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said one person was hurt by touching a live power line after the storm, but they are expected to survive. 

Officials said 7,000 people were without power on Friday night, and about half that number were still without power Sunday evening.

The Red Cross has a reception center set up in Balsam Lake at Unity School for people to take showers, make calls and get food. The center opens at 6 a.m. Monday.

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