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No injuries from fallen tree limb

August 9, 2013
Kurt Hauglie , The Daily Mining Gazette

HANCOCK - As Pat Rouleau was sitting in his house on West Quincy Street in Hancock Friday about 12:15 p.m. he got the impression something was wrong.

"I heard a loud boom," he said.

When he went outside, Rouleau said he found a long, heavy limb from one of several trees around his yard had broken off and was lying in the front yard.

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Daily Mining Gazette/Kurt Hauglie
David Monticello uses a chainsaw to cut off the limb of a tree brought down by wind Friday in neighbor Pat Rouleau’s yard on West Quincy Street in Hancock. No one was hurt when the limb fell, but a power line to the house next door was severed by the falling limb.when the limb fell, but an electrical power line to a neighbor’s house was severed.

Rouleau said he really wasn't surprised the limb had fallen.

"The trees are getting old," he said. "That tree was moaning (from the wind) all morning."

The Hancock Fire Department responded to the scene with two trucks, and Fire Chief Joe Neher said the limb did come down because of the wind.

"The wind just caught it just right," he said.

Neher said no one was injured when the limb fell.

Workers from the Upper Peninsula Power Company responded to the scene to repair the downed wire.

Joe Marcotte of UPPCO said power was lost to the next door neighbor of Rouleau, but, ironically, not to Rouleau's house.



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