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Historic barns took a beating in the July 2 storm. Many toppled. This one didn't quite. Wind damage was widespread throughout northern Hubbard County and in the new La Salle State Recreation Area. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Blowdown at Becida: Northern Hubbard County takes a pounding

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What happened last week in northern Hubbard County is called a blowdown.

It could just as well have been called a bomb.

The end result was similar.


The Becida region and the state's newest park fell victim to 80+ mph winds.

The La Salle State Recreation Area campground has reopened, but there is a noticeable lack of shade for the camp spots. In a good news-bad news case, the lakefront campsites have a better vista.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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