Trained weather spotters in Delavan believe a micro-burst reeked havoc in Walworth County around 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013. Temperatures in the City of Delavan dropped from 95º to 75º in a matter of twenty minutes as rain and hail pelted cars and pedestrians on Walworth Avenue in Delavan's historic downtown district.
"Extreme force winds caused some trees and wires to come down. We had trees interfere with structures but, no damage to any structures. A tree came down on a car at 6th & Washington, but that was quickly cleared. Fires were contained within power lines again causing no structural damage. There were no injuries to report," said Assistant Fire Chief Tim O'Neil, City of Delavan Fire Department.
Steven Barrera who lives on Ann & Edwards Streets in Delavan said, "It was a crazy scene seeing power lines and trees come down around the house. We were really scared."
A small, electrical fire started shortly after 7:45 p.m. at 218 S. 6th Street after Alliant Energy crews had restored power to the block. Evidently they didn't realize there were still downed power lines that set fire to the roof of a garage. The fire was immediately contained and did no damage to the structure.
An Alliant Energy spokesperson says all power has been restored to the area, but that there were very few service interruptions due to the storm.
SOURCE: Metro News Milwaukee on-scene interviews & press releases.