Shawano Bracing for More Severe Weather
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SHAWANO, Wis.- The warm and humid weather is possibly causing storms to pop up around Northeast Wisconsin. According to the National Weather Service there is a severe weather threat tonight and it's expected to go through Shawano, where many residents are still picking up the mess from last week's storm.
Power lines and trees still down across Shawano, and many neighbors helping each other over the weekend to clean up, but they say they're not ready for another round of severe weather any time soon.
Dorothy Schultz, of Shawano, has spent the last four days picking up her yard and fixing her house.
"A big branch came down and one of the parts of the branch just drilled a hole right in the roof," said Schultz.
She has just about everything cleaned up in her yard, despite the hot weather and she would like to keep it that way, but Mother Nature seems to have different plans.
"We're expecting damaging winds and possibly some large hail along with that there could be some torrential rain fall rates," said National Weather Service meteorologist, Roy Eckberg.
A couple blocks down the road from Schultz's house, another family cleans up after a tree falls on their home.
"There is no damage it is all cement, it's got a bomb shelter it is pretty literally bomb proof," said James Steinberg.
He is trimming tree branches in preparation for the next round of storms with his family, but back at Schultz's house, she waits.
"I'm not going to worry about it, if it happens it happens. I mean there's not a thing we can do about it if it does," said Schultz.
As a community once again braces itself for another round of storms.
Officers say you need to be careful if you're driving in the Shawano area because power lines are still down. Utility crews hope to have them picked up in the next few days.