A storm ripped through Waupaca County Friday morning, leaving behind downed trees and power lines.
The storm moving at over 70 mph hit the Waupaca area at approximately 9:15 a.m.
Waupaca area emergency personnel were called out to multiple incidents throughout the area within minutes of each other.
A falling tree tore down a power line at a home at 1003 Ware St. An ambulance was later called to the scene for a Waupaca firefighter who was injured.
Downed trees and power lines were also reported around Scandinavia and Ogdenburg.
A semi tractor-trailer also flipped over on State Highway 22 near Stratton Lake Road.
Dayton was especially hit hard, as a number of roads – including Rural, Emmons Creek and West – became impassable or nearly impassable from large downed trees.
Robert Berganini, who lives on Speer Road on Stratton Lake, surveyed the damage at about 10 a.m.
He lost about six trees from the storm, which he said came from the southwest. A large branch from one of the trees landed on a car in his driveway.
“My wife heard it and said, ‘Oh my God, we have trees down,” he said. “It lasted for about 20 minutes. Lot of rain, lot of wind, but no hail.”
Berganini also lost two trees from another storm about six or eight weeks ago.
“This one was worse, a lot worse,” he said.