Path of Storm Becomes More Clear as Stanley Cleanup Begins

STANLEY, WI (OnFocus) – Multiple area emergency departments have begun cleanup in the wake of a Wednesday storm that left power outages, collapsed roofs, tree damage and much more property damage around the city in its wake.

The Stanley Fire Department, Cornell Volunteer Fire Department, Thorp Area Fire District, Thorp Police Department and other area agencies all made their way to the Stanley area to assist.

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Citizens of Stanley have begun helping in the capacities they can by removing debris and utilizing chainsaws and off-road vehicles to help with cleanup.

Excel Energy has been working all through the night and into Thursday morning as they try to clear downed trees and debris from power lines in order to reestablish power to the city.

Crews are on top of the Stanley High School roof trying to assess the damage done and determine what repairs might need to be made.

Excavators and other equipment are being used to help clear downed structures and debris.

Pathway of the Storm

The path of damage shows that the storm began in the southwest corner of the city near industrial park road and traveled northeast as it crossed County Highway H and County Highway X which are the main access roads in and out of Stanley.

It then traveled towards a residential area and extensive damage was done on East Fourth Ave.

We will have continuing coverage of the cleanup and how you can help throughout the day.

OnFocus’s Branden Bodendorfer went to Stanley to report live from the scene.

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