Trees and power lines down after severe storms in Illinois

WAUCONDA, Ill. --- Severe thunderstorms caused trees and power lines to come down in Wauconda, Illinois on Saturday.

An 80-year-old tree wasn't able to compete with the 70 to 80 mile per hour winds.

Part of the tree came crashing down on the roof of Bill Surovitz's home.

"It's water leaking, back of the house is torn apart a little bit. Nothing we can't fix," Surovitz said.  

"Right now we have a lot of trees down and wires down," Wauconda Fire Chief Dave Dato said.

The homeowner was unable to survey all of the damage Saturday night because power lines fell in his backyard.

Several roads were closed due to downed power lines and trees.

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