Heavy damage from wind, t-storm

FIERCE WIND–Very strong wind accompanied a thunderstorm after dark on Friday night, Sept. 25, 2020. Large trees were uprooted and downed across Baraga and L’Anse. This was the scene at the L’Anse American Legion Saturday. People on the deck watching the spectacular lightning barely had time to get inside as the wind hit, and everything went black with the power loss.

by Barry Drue and Nancy Besonen

A sudden storm that struck after dark on Friday night, Sept. 25, 2020, ripped through Baraga and L’Anse toppling huge trees and downing power lines throughout the area. Power was out for many hours although it was back on for many people by midday Saturday. The storm hit the area around 10 p.m. The eerie, pitch-black scene and sudden blast of damage was backlit by lightning flashes and parts of Baraga where power remained on. The storm tore through Baraga, littering U.S. 41 with trees and closing the highway from M-38 to The Pines. Baraga Cemetery was hit hard as many trees toppled. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.