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Sunday Storm Recap
Posted on: 07/28/2014
By  Mike Cullums
July 28, 2014

They are common in our neck of the woods...especially not in late summer...but high-powered supercell thunderstorms were on the prowl last evening.

One long-lived storm crossed diagonally across Ohio and West Virginia...crossing the Ohio River a few miles east of Marietta. In its path it left hundreds of downed trees and damaged property...from central Ohio all the way to West Virginia's Potomac Highlands.

Locally, widespread wind damage was reported along scenic Route 16 between Saint Marys and Ellenboro. The same storm produced a Tornado Warning for Ritchie County and points east. 

It appears that the worst damage from yesterday's storms was in eastern Monroe County and across the river into Wetzel County. A large number of trees were blown into mobile homes and campers in New Martinsville. the New Martinsville area

The Weather Service will have personnel at North Bend State Park today...studying damage to see if it was caused by straight-line winds or a tornado.

As for power outages...AEP is reporting zero outages in its central and southeast Ohio service area. Washington Electric Cooperative reports no significant outages.

It's a different story for Mon Power customers. Nearly 200 customers along hard-hit Route 16 were still without electricity before sunrise this morning. Smaller outages were scattered across Pleasants and Ritchie counties.

As far as we can determine, there were no injuries from last evening's severe weather in the region.  
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