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By Meghan Sparks

The clean-up continues

MEDFORD, MN (FOX 47) -- The echo of chainsaws filled the streets of Medford after strong winds and heavy rain uprooted trees, took down powerlines and left about 98 percent of the town without power.

"It rained like terrential rain. I couldn't even see across the road," says Brad Mueller.

Brad Mueller spent his afternoon cleaning up what was left of the trees in his yard and says he's never seen anything like what came through Medford last Thursday.

"We usually get sparred. Goes around us one way or another but not this time."

The storm went through the town Thursday morning and nearly every property sustained some type of damage, including Keneth Peters.

"Trees were all over the place, powerlines were down all over the place," Peters says.

Peters home remained untouched, but the same couldn't be said for some of the trees in his yard.

"It's really spooky because it take that tree, leave that tree, take that tree, leave that tree."

Although the damage to Medford was widespread, Peters says the town got lucky.

"Trees fell down, a little curve in the gutter, house damage that's nothing I mean when you lose the houses that's a different story."

Residents in Medford still cleaning up from the storm can put any debris on the curb and the city will pick it up free of charge until August 11.

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