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Slide Show: Storm damage and flooding

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As many of us have seen, Wednesday night's storms caused considerable damage around the region.

Downed trees, washouts, and flooding are all a part of the destruction left behind.

A number of viewers shared their photos of the storms and damage as seen in the slide show with this story. 

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MiEnergy Cooperative said Thursday afternoon that they are continuing to restore power to affected customers.

As of 3:15 p.m., they still have about 2,300 outages in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. The company said all except 25 are in Iowa. 

Central Winneshiek County is particularly hard hit according to the head of the company. “The damage has been tremendous in some areas and there is a lot of power line on the ground due to trees,” states Brian Krambeer, MiEnergy’s president and CEO.

MiEnergy said it could take another day to restore power to the remaining customers.

Xcel Energy's outage map shows more than 1,300 customers are still without power in western Wisconsin.

Some severe thunderstorms moved through southeastern Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and western Wisconsin Wednesday evening. 

There was plenty of damage in all three states with downed trees and power lines along with damaged buildings. 

As the storm came through, there were several reports of tornadoes as indicated on radar, but only one report of a touchdown. That occurred in Winneshiek County at 5:35 p.m.

Wind gusts of 60-70 mph were reported in several places according to the National Weather Service.

In Allamakee County and Crawford County, besides trees down, corn crops were blown down by the strong winds.

A hangar at the airport in Prairie du Chien was also damaged from the winds. 

Xcel Energy's outage map showed nearly 2,800 customers were without power in La Crosse, Vernon, Monroe, and Allamakee counties as of 10 p.m. 

In southeast Minnesota, MiEnergy's outage map showed about 750 customers without power in Minnesota, and 2,500 in Iowa.

Area fire departments were called to a number of downed lines after the storm left the area.

Some street flooding also occurred in La Crosse.

At least two trees blocked streets on the south side of La Crosse. One was along South Avenue near Shelby Mall.

The other fell onto a pickup truck by the intersection of 28th and Leonard.

READ: Mom's tree falls on son's pickup

No injuries have been reported. 

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