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Strong winds blamed for damage at Ross-Pickaway county line

 
Strong winds blamed for damage at Ross-Pickaway county line
Posted Monday, May 12th 2014 @ 9am  by WTVN Newsroom

YELLOWBUD, Ohio (WTVN) -- Powerful storms tore through a community on the Ross-Pickaway county line, leaving a trail of debris to clean up. Lightning from the same system of storms may have also touched off a fire at a condominium complex in Hilliard.

Roger Kline lives south of the village of Yellowbud and says that while he didn't see anything, he heard and felt it.

"The trees come over and broke out my dormer window upstairs and it soaked me on the bed. That wind was comin' sideways and you oughta see me leavin' that room to go to the basement!"  

A grain elevator next to Kline's home was torn up, and several large trees came down in Kline's yard, including one that fell on his pickup. The National Weather Service said the damage was caused by straight-line winds of up to 85 miles per hour.

Not far from Kline's property, Mike Perdew also experienced the power of the storm.

Perdew had just returned home from his job with the Union Township Fire Department and saw the storm approaching.

"Everything started pulling in all different directions", Perdew said. "I got all the kids downstairs in the basement and about that time, the roof left go.  It dropped down onto the second floor, that let go and dropped onto the first floor".

Perdew says he's just glad no one was hurt.

And there were no injuries from a huge fire at the Millington Condos in Hilliard, though at least eight families had to be relocated.

Lightning may have touched off the blaze in the 3400 block of Fishinger Mill Dr. just before 9 p.m. Sunday night.

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