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Little Girls Point, Wakefield take brunt of storm in Gogebic County


July 13, 2016

Jason Juno/Daily Globe

A CAMPER belonging to Jean Braspenick, of Tula, at Sunday Lake campground blew over during a violent storm Monday evening, which brought strong straight-line winds to Wakefield.

The Gogebic County Emergency Management Agency and other local officials declared an emergency Tuesday morning because of the severe storm that began Monday evening.

Reports of damage began around 9 p.m. in Gogebic County. Heavy rain and strong winds caused flash flooding and knocked down trees in Bessemer Township, Ironwood Township and the city of Wakefield.

The Gogebic County Sheriff's Department said Wakefield, Little Girl's Point and Black River Harbor were heavily affected by the storm.

Gogebic County Emergency Management Coordinator James Loeper said there were no reported injurie...

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