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Storms slam north country Tuesday
Posted by news on 8/23/2017 4:46:00 AM.
Severe Storms ripped through the north country Tuesday afternoon.


At a little after 2 p.m., strong wind gusts and heavy rain passed over, causing power outages throughout the tri-county region.
 
In Jefferson County, there were about 2,700 residents without electricity at one point.
 
Trees were downed as homes and businesses felt the effects.
 
After it was over, 1.3 inches of rain was reported to have fallen at the Watertown International Airport.
 
The fast-moving event also caused flooding issues at area schools.
According to 7 News, the Watertown City School District high school off Washington Street had to be evacuated due to the rain. Four the buildings on the ground ended up with water inside, but the worst it was felt at the high school--where clean up could take several days due to water damage.
 
Up in St. Lawrence County, the County Courthouse also had to be evacuated for a short period of time after storm drains became overwhelmed by the falling rain.
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