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Rhinelander starts clean up after last night's stormsSubmitted: 05/18/2017
Natalie Cardona
Natalie Cardona
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ncardona@wjfw.com

Rhinelander starts clean up after last night's storms
RHINELANDER - Rhinelander will also have to clean up after last night's storms.

Strong winds tore down trees in a neighborhood near Hodag Park.

Kurt Hildebrand woke up to damage all over his property.

He couldn't get in or out of his driveway to his house this morning because of all the trees blocking it.

Hildebrand's dock also got knocked over and they didn't have power.

He says he thought the storm was a tornado at first because of all the damage.

"Well, I was ready to crawl into the crawl space because we don't have basements under these houses down here. It was pretty scary!" said Hildebrand.

Crews started clearing his driveway around 8:30 this morning.






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