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Denver residents spend Labor Day cleaning up after storms

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DENVER (KWWL) -

For most of the people living in Denver, the Labor Day weekend took a turn for the worse.

"We would be kicking back and doing nothing, but this morning we were out here," Jerry Swanson said.

Much like others in town, Swanson spent most of Monday cleaning up storm damage. He said as storms rolled through Sunday night, he realized the power lines in front of his home were down. Instead of up in the air, he saw them in his yard up against trees, and wrapped around tree limbs.

Others had similar experiences this Labor Day, as the Wolters in Denver woke up to a downed tree, and branches covering their front yard.

"Our plans did change for today, we'll be busy out here for a while," Todd Wolter said.

The Wolter had planned to go kayaking Monday, but after the storms, those plans quickly changed to clean-up duty. They said they've lived in the same house in Denver for 11 years, and have never seen storm damage as bad as Monday's.

"Shocked. Just relieved no one was hurt," Kristen Wolter said.

Tree branches lined the streets in Denver and limbs were scattered about in both the roads and yards. Some houses even saw trees completely uprooted, and laying in front yards.

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office says anyone in the county needing help cleaning up storm damage should call their local fire department. The Denver Fire Department can be reached at 319-984-5000.


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