In mid-July, communities, particularly in northern Wisconsin, had
to deal with serious damage caused by storms and high winds
that toppled trees and damaged powerline. Utility crews from
around the state helped replace poles, lines and restore power.
Gov. Tony Evers declared a statewide state of emergency
directing all state agencies to provide assistance and authorized
the National Guard to assist local authorities as needed. Power
was restored to more than 150,000 Wisconsin Public Service and
We Energies customers. Stevens Point was one of the hardest hit
areas with more than 28,000 We Energies and WPS customers
experiencing outages. In the Green Bay area, power was out for
18,000 customers.