The effects of last Friday’s wind storm continue to be felt in Logan County as Dayton Power and Light reports that as of 6:30 pm Monday over 1,300 customers in Logan County remain in the dark.
While uprooted trees, broken branches, and downed power lines were commonplace throughout the county, various sources report that the Bellefontaine and Zanesfield seem to have suffered the brunt of the damage.
Crews from Pennsylvania-based Henkels and McCoy are pictured at left repairing a line on Main St. in Zanesfield Monday evening. Power was expected to be restored to most homes in the village prior to nightfall, while outlying homes and businesses may have to wait another 24 to 48 hours before seeing the lights come back on.
Logan County EMA Director Helen Norris echoed the reports that Lake and Zane Townships were the hardest hit areas.
Helen Norris comments on storm's lasting effects
Chuck Stevens, owner of DeGraff-based Stevens Construction, said that he has seen an increase in his business calls of the past several days, mostly asking for estimates on roof, shingle, and soffet repairs, all caused during the wind storm last Friday. His statements mirrored those of Norris, saying that damage reports and calls he has received are coming mostly from Bellefontaine, with numerous other calls coming form the St. Paris-area in western Champaign County. As of 6:30 pm Monday, over 300 DP&L customers in Champaign County remain without power.
Chuck Stevens reports on storm's effect on business
Adam Haudenschield owns a tree service in Kenton and was called in to the Logan County Fairgrounds Monday to assist with the cleanup there. He also said that Bellefontaine seemed to get the worst of Friday's storm. Pictured at left is damage done by the storm to the Logan County Sheriff's Office building at the Logan County Fairgrounds.
Adam Haudenschield talks about Logan County's damage
While thunderstorms can pop up without warning, EMA Director Norris said that there are a number of things residents can do to minimize damage and increase comfort if and when homes are damaged.
Norris offers tips on how to weather the storms