Emergency Management Agency Inspects Storm Damage

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, April 21, 2003 - 10:48 PM
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Last night's storm caused severe damage to farms and houses throughout Muskingum, Guernsey and Tuscarawas counties. The rain and high winds hit Southeastern Ohio pretty hard. Officials from the Emergency Management Agency are continuing to access more information about the damage caused by the storm. They say up to twelve structures have severe damage and around thirty others received minor damage. The last time a major storm hit our area was in 1997. At that time, there was flooding and some tornadoes, which caused major damage. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the storm, but authorities caution those who are directly affected to take proper action. Two things to keep in mind are: not letting children play around damaged trees and for adults to pay attention to power within the home because homes may have shifted. Further reports will be released when the full scale of damage has been assessed.

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