George Hiotis

The Storm That Missed Predictions

by George Hiotis on June 13, 2013 at 4:44 am

It looks like the big storm failed to live up to its billing – at least in our part of the state. Law enforcement agencies in southeastern Ohio report little if any damage from what was sometimes referred to as a potential “derecho” or land hurricane.There were multiple Tornado Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but nothing serious developed. The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a few tree limbs down, but no damage. The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a few trees and tree limbs down, but no damage. Coshocton County Sheriff’s deputies say they have received only one call and it was for a tree limb on the ground. Officials are waiting for daybreak for any other damage reports and there is concern that more rain today could lead to flash flooding. The only issue that is causing some problems Thursday morning involves a semi accident on I-70 eastbound near Gratiot that resulted in a diesel fuel spill. The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency responded to the scene to oversee the clean-up.