When the storm rolled through the 400 Block in downtown Wausau Wednesday night, people were racing off to take shelter, however one local man braved the storm the whole way through.
With a tarp over his head, and the strings wrapped around his toes, Kevin Dodd was not going to let Mother Nature win.
"Oh, it was intense. It was incredible with the wind and the umbrellas flying," Dodd said. "The people were screaming, the thunder was intense. Like I said, Captain Dan, I was out here yelling for more."
Dodd said he wasn't scared even with the lightning and rain.
"I came down to watch the event and just hunkered down and rode the storm out," Dodd said. "I hoped the band would come back."
For others, like 17-year-old Wausau East student Matt Pergolski, he was in the square with his family when they gathered their chairs and took shelter.
"We ditched our chairs and went in the Mint for a while," Pergolski said. "We're soaked like this."
After the storm, surprisingly people came back to the block to a double rainbow and plenty of puddles.
"We came back and all the chairs were tipped over," Pergolski said. "The drinks were tipped over, and I cleaned them up."
Even though the drinks were watered down, smiles remained along with community spirit.
"I'm glad I was here," Dodd said. "Anything to support the Wausau community events."
Even though Dodd decided to brave the storm, it's not recommended to ever be out when it's thunder and lightning.
Meteorologists say to take shelter if you should ever hear thunder outside.
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