Wind caused widespread power outages in southeast Wisconsin
WTMJ News Team
Keller Russell reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
WHITEFISH BAY- The temps in the mid 70s cooled things down Tuesday evening, but it brought some problems, including widespread power outages.
Many homes in Whitefish Bay were still waiting for power to come on.
At one point -- around 13,000 people across southeast Wisconsin were without power.
There was no storm Tuesday night, but it sure felt like one for David Freund.
"All of a sudden it was really noisy, windy and all the trees starting to move," described Freund.
A quick moving gust of wind blowing throughout the area pushed a tree outside his home, over the top.
David Freund and his family were sitting right inside when they watched the tree come crashing down.
"We were actually Skyping with my parents in France and the wind started and so were showing my parents how the tree was kind of moving," said Freund.
Luckily, the fall fell short of his windows.
The strong wind left nearly 8,000 others near the lakeshore without power.
But with it, a bit of welcomed relief on during Tuesday's record-high temperatures.
"It seemed like (the temperature) dropped significantly in a matter of seconds and it was quite a relief after a long day of heat," said Rho Nelson.