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July storm top story of 2016


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

FALLEN TREES and other debris fill Saxon Harbor's marina following the flooding during the July 11 storm that destroyed the harbor.

Editor's note: The Daily Globe is counting down the top stories of 2016. This is the top story of the year.


Few people, if any, can remember a storm quite like the one that hit the Gogebic Range on July 11.

Residents of Gogebic and Iron counties awoke the morning of Tuesday, July 12, to countless toppled trees, damage to homes and cars, flooding, numerous road washouts cutting off access to residents near Lake Superior, a destroyed Saxon Harbor and a respected member of the community dead.

The thunderstorm hit the area as early as 7:30 p.m. on...

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