Thursday night storm causes damage in Centertown
Damaging winds from a thunderstorm knocked down trees and damaged some homes in Centertown on Thursday night around 7 p.m.
According to Ohio County Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Shields, the Centertown Fire Department (CFD) worked from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. clearing trees off both county and state roads, as well, as checking on those with damage to their homes. Shields said the CFD helped out in 37 areas of Centertown and cut up over 50 trees.
Two houses had their weather heads ripped off the side of the house, but no homes were destroyed. There was an elderly couple trapped in their home without power for about 4 hours, due to live wires blocking emergency personnel, but Shields said they were fine. There were no injuries reported due to the storm.
Sheilds said that straight line winds from a severe storm caused all the damage. There was no severe storm warning with this storm as it came into Ohio County, but both Muhlenberg and McLean Counties were under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning as it blew through those areas.