Storm Keeps Police Fire And Public Works Crews Busy

Monday night’s storm kept law enforcement, fire departments, and public works crews busy across Fond du Lac County. Strong winds knocked down trees, branches, power lines, damaged structures, and lightning strikes started several fires. County Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt breaks down the number of calls they responded to. He says they responded to 53 reports of trees being down, 29 reports for downed power lines, there were several reports of minor to moderate flooding and 7 reports of structural damage. The Brandon-Fairwater area was particularly hit hard by winds that ranged from 60 to 70 miles per hour. Brandon-Fairwater Police Chief Tom Dornbrook says a large tree fell through the garage of a new home in Brandon and there were 6 or 7 trees that ended up leaning on houses. He says despite power outages in the village the Brandon Village Board managed to get in a short meeting. They used candles and cell phone lights to provide illumination. Brandon was hit by a tornado a little over a year ago during Memorial Day weekend.