Quick moving storms leave path of damage in SE Wisconsin

BROOKFIELD (WITI) -- Many spent Wednesday morning, May 15th cleaning up, after storms swept through southeastern Wisconsin on Tuesday night -- knocking out power and causing widespread damage.

Residents in the Brookfield area woke up to downed trees and power lines -- which led to scattered outages for We Energies customers. As of 6:30 a.m., over 2,000 customers were without power.

We Energies crews worked through the night in an effort to restore all power.

One resident in the Brookfield area sustained minor injuries to his head and hand while trying to tie down his lawn furniture during the storm.

"(I) came outside to tie down the gazebo, and as I was tying it down the wind started to pick it up -- and lifted me off the ground. When it slammed back down I heard a branch snap from up there and it came down and crushed the gazebo," Brookfield resident Colby Frost said.

Jane Kinowski watched Wednesday as crews removed a tree from a stretch of 74th Street in West Allis. The good news is the tree missed people and homes in the area.

A West Allis official told FOX6 News seven other trees in the area had to be removed due to damage from the storms.

Trees will be replanted in West Allis next year.