Tens of Thousands without power,widespread damage reported in Fox Valley
Tree damage is widespread across southern Brown and into the Fox Valley.Photo: Image by Facebook Photo
APPLETON, Wis. -- Tens of thousands of people in the Fox Valley are without electricity after strong storms ripped down power lines and toppled trees.
We Energies reports more than 50,000 customers are without service Wednesday morning in the Appleton area. About 17,000 northeastern Wisconsin customers of Wisconsin Public Service don't have service, including people in De Pere, Mishicot and Denmark.
All Outagamie County court cases and hearings have been postponed because the Justice Center doesn't have power. Wednesday's cases will be rescheduled. The Appleton Police Department also lost power and is operating with an emergency generator.
The storms caused heavy damage at Apple Creek Campground in the Wrightstown area. Several campers are damaged and downed trees blocked the entrance to the campground.
Other damage reports across the region:
New London, Trinity Lutheran Church was destroyed.
Hortonville, Desert Visions Arabians Horse stable was destroyed.
Maribel, Maribel Caves Hotel was destroyed.
State of emergencies are in effect for Outagamie County, Grand Chute. The Red Cross has opened a gathering place for those who lost power at Wrightstown High School.
There are no reports of serious injuries.
Stay with NBC26 for the latest developments on storm damage across the region.