George Hiotis

Duncan Falls/Philo Hit Hard By Storm

by George Hiotis on April 20, 2011 at 10:09 am

Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Director Bo Keck says the Duncan Falls Philo area of Muskingum County was hit hard by Tuesday nights storm.  Keck says at least two house suffered serious damage and multiple trees are down in that area.  He also says the Philo High School Soccer field and bleachers were damaged by the storms.  The E-M-A and area fire departments are helping with recovery efforts. An early morning ruptured gas line is now shut down and residents that were evacauted have been allowed to return to their homes.  Two residents claim they saw a tornado touch down around 3:00 Wednesday morning, but that could not be confirmed.  The National Weather Service is expected in Muskingum County to investigate later Wedensday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries.