Pelkie hard-hit by storm

STRONG STORM–Rain, lightning and strong wind hit many areas early Sunday morning, July 19. 2020. Dowd residence on Pelkie Road, downtown shows flattened truck. Alston-Nisula and First and Second Sand and Pequaming also had downed trees and power lines. Rower outages lasted for hours. Photos by Gale Eilola.

by Nancy Besonen

Areas of Baraga County are still reeling from a blow that caused substantial damage early Sunday morning, July 19, 2020. Pelkie, Pequaming, Alston-Nisula and Keweenaw Bay were the hardest hit by the rainstorm that was accompanied in areas by straight line winds. Buildings were damaged, trees uprooted and snapped and a nursery was flattened at Hulkkonen’s farm in Nisula before the storm moved out before daybreak. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.