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Ron's Recap: Special Edition  

Friday and Saturday's severe storms knocked out power to thousands of residents across Northeast Wisconsin. My Office is working with WE Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, and other local utility companies to monitor the situation and let you know when power will be restored to the region. For now, utility companies are working around the clock to clear debris, rebuild infrastructure, and restore power. 

Law enforcement agencies have asked people not to call 911 to report power outages. Those can be reported directly to the utilities (see below). Please dial 911 if you are in an emergency.

Click here to see WPS and We Energies power outage maps



Photo by Dakota Sherek, Sunday, July 21, 2019


So far, WPS and WE Energy report they have  successfully restored power to more than 180,000 customers since Friday. Over 39,000 WPS and 21,000 We Energies customers remain without power this morning in the areas significantly impacted by this weekend’s storms.

Crews from other Midwest utilities have been arriving to help. There will be almost 1,000 field and support personnel dedicated to power restoration.

Please be patient with anyone that has not yet received their power. As I learned before we received our power back, it is difficult to be at your best when you do not have the comfort of home.

 Helpful Tips   

If you approach an intersection without working traffic lights, officials say you should treat the intersection as a four-way stop.

Generators should be run outdoors in well-ventilated areas.

Click to see WPS and We Energies power outage maps. 

Governor Evers Declares a State of Emergency for the State of Wisconsin. 

Details regarding the City of Appleton's tree and branch clean up efforts can be found here. 


 Confirmed Tornadoes   

The National Weather Service has confirmed several tornadoes in the Fox Valley. The tornadoes and straight-line winds produced widespread damage to power lines, crops, and trees. To see the National Weather Service's report of the storm, including confirmed tornadoes, click here.