AEP Ohio is reporting that 1,158 customers are currently without power in Muskingum County.
Shortly after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, a line of storms with winds reaching 50 mph made their way through the county, knocking down trees and power lines in numerous locations. AEP is working to restore power as soon as possible.
Cambridge residents have been left to pick up the pieces from the storm that rattled and devastated many parts of Ohio Friday evening.
"The storms came really quickly, my daughter and I were driving from here in town, the car started shaking really bad, I tried to pull over but I didn't feel safe so we continued driving on. We were dodging trees going around any way we could to get back to the house." explained resident Christy Rome.
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...
In nearby Somerset, residents experienced significant damage. Many claim to have seen and felt the tornado. They say the damage should speak for itself.
For locals, it's earning its name as "tornado alley."
"Sounds like a train, and you can hear stuff hitting the house. After the noise went away I came out and walked around and it was calm, creepy calm," says Ron Chevaler Jr. who lives on Township Road 138 in Somerset.
Most everyone throughout Ohio has been able to dig out after the three winter storms swept through the state, but stores selling those supplies are still recovering.
Dennis baldwin of the Do-It Center on the East Pike said their supplies are running low.
"We are out of almost everything except rock salt," he said. "Our warehouses don't have anything we can buy like shovels and ice melt. We can't even get sleds for the kids. Last week we tried to get...