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Big cleanup from Southeastern Wisconsin storms

CREATED May 14, 2013 - UPDATED: May 15, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee-area public works crews have spent a busy Wednesday cleaning up roads and other areas since Tuesday night storms passed.

One crews had to bring in a crane to move a huge tree.

Winds were so strong on  North 37th Street in Milwaukee that they uprooted the tree.

DPW crews said the tree might weigh anywhere between 6,000 and 8,000 pounds.

Those crews used chainsaws and a crane to break it down.

"Thanks to the good Lord, my baby wasn't hurt by that tree," said Helen Miller to TODAY'S TMJ4's Nick Montes.

She and her family were home when it came crashing down during Tuesday night's storm.

"I heard my daughter screaming, 'Mama!' and they came running, knocking on the windows.  I said, 'What's wrong?'  I jumped up.  The tree fell."

A couple were also inside a car when a tree came crashing down on Milwaukee's south side.

Devin Green watched it all unfold.

"All the trees started leaning and cracking, and all of a sudden, the big one came on down" explained Green.

Bricks from an apartment building on Milwaukee's east side also came down because of the fierce winds.

Crews had to clean that up today.

Many people are just amazed at the power of nature.

"This is a freak of nature type of stuff," said Green.

Thousands also lost power across Southeastern Wisconsin.

The storm caught a lot of people off guard, including in Shorewood.

The wind was so strong that it brought down bricks from a building on Oakland Avenue.

There wee several tree fires reported, live wires down, and trees down and one house fire due to this storm, as well as an electrical box at a house that caught fire on South 15th Street near Lincoln Avenue in Milwaukee.

People who live there say a part of a tree fell on electrical wires which then struck the electrical box.

Live wires were down on the house and MFD could not use water due to the live wires.

68 mile per hour wind gusts were found in Oconomowoc.