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Damage minimal following Sunday’s severe weather threat

Wind advisories, tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings blanketed the area Sunday, but actual reports of damage were minimal and power outages were relatively few, according to Logan County officials.

Logan County Engineer Scott Coleman reported today his office had a crew working throughout Sunday, fielding reports of downed limbs across the roadway. There were several minor reports of blown branches and limbs strewn across the road, but nothing that resulted in closing any county roads.

Bellefontaine Fire and EMS did respond to multiple reports of low hanging wires between about 5 and 10 p.m. A grass truck responded at 5:10 p.m. to the area of west Sandusky Avenue and Everett Street on a report of downed wire for street lights. Between 7 and 7:30 p.m., a grass truck responded to 216 S. Detroit St. and to the 100 block of Orchard Avenue for low-hanging wires.

An engine responded to Nash Finch, 4067 County Road 130, about 9:45 p.m. for a report of a fire alarm. There was no fire, but the alarm had been tripped after the power went out there.

Logan County Electric Cooperative reported 48 members lost power around 7 p.m. It had been restored by 10 p.m.

Outage totals from Dayton Power and Light Co. during the height of the storm were not immediately available.  

Bellefontaine wastewater treatment plant recorded .17 inches of rain Sunday. National Weather Service spotter Wayne Wickerham of Huntsville recorded .47 inches of rain.

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