High winds cause damage, power outages


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



This home on San Juan Court in Huber Heights received extensive damage during Saturday’s high winds. Power was out for an extended time in city as well.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

HUBER HEIGHTS — Residents of Huber Heights are still picking up after strong winds toppled trees and power lines on Saturday.

Damage was wide across the entire region as wind gusts of over 60 miles per hour blew into the area.

A home on San Juan Court received extensive damage when a large tree fell on it. Power was out in the entire city as crews with Dayton Power & Light dealt with outages as high as 20,000 customers across the region.

At Young’s Dairy Farm in Greene County, the widely recognizable cow that sits atop the sign was blown down. The cow received significant damage but was being repaired and was expected to be back atop the sign in a week or so.

Dayton International Airport reported a gust at 63 miles per hour just before 6 p.m. Saturday evening. Other monitors in the area reported winds between 50-58 miles per hour according to the National Weather Service.

The strong winds have ushered in unseasonably cool temperatures that are expected to linger for another week. Freeze warnings were in place Sunday morning. Rain and snow showers are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday with the potential for hard freezes again Friday and Saturday nights.

This home on San Juan Court in Huber Heights received extensive damage during Saturday’s high winds. Power was out for an extended time in city as well.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/04/web1_Storm1.jpgThis home on San Juan Court in Huber Heights received extensive damage during Saturday’s high winds. Power was out for an extended time in city as well. Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/04/web1_Storm2.jpgPhoto by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.