Southeast Continues Clean-up Process

7/2/11 – Crews worked through the night trying to restore power to thousands of people who lost their electric service when a storm swept through Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties Thursday night. As of last night, more than 30 thousand customers had their service restored, but about 85 hundred were still in the dark. We Energies got help from out-of-state contractor crews, with a goal of having all outages in Kenosha County fixed by midnight tonight. The storm killed one person and seriously injured another. A tree fell on a 31 year old motorcycle rider in Kenosha, killing him. A Pleasant Prairie woman broke her hip when debris hit her. Carthage College in Kenosha reported more than two dozen trees knocked down. A wind gauge at Racine’s Batten International Airport registered a wind gust at 82 miles per hour.