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5/17/2007

Storm cuts swath of wreckage

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Indiana, USA
Photo: Steven Heintz, from C and E Tree Service, carries away a log from the buckeye tree that landed on the Crown Point home of Edwin Kaspar in Tuesday night's storm. A portion of the hit the roof causing minor damage. (Leslie Adkins/Post-Tribune)
Chain saws and generators provided the soundtrack for cleanup Wednesday, one day after a nasty storm walloped many parts of Northwest Indiana, hitting Portage particularly hard.
Tree-removal crews worked around the clock to mop up the mess from the Tuesday afternoon storm that brought damaging winds between 60 and 70 mph and left one dead.

NIPSCO continued efforts to restore power after 52,000 customers were left in the dark at the height of the storm.
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A line of fast-moving thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon brought high winds, heavy rain, lightning and thousands of power outages to Connecticut. Northeast Utilities reported more than 50,000 customers without power shortly after 5 p.m., including almost 8,000 in Cheshire, where about 70 percent of the town was knocked off the power grid.


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