Saturday, July 16, 2016

High Winds Hit Area with a Vengence

Awning at high school ripped from its supports
Another storm rolled into the area Thursday, July 14 in the early evening hours bringing with it high, straight-line winds producing a lot of damage to trees and structures.  Warren Street Crews were called out to begin removal of trees and large branches that fell across streets.  They worked through
Fullerton Street had to be block off due to fallen trees amid dangerous power lines.
the night and throughout the day Friday.  As of Friday night, Fullerton Street remained closed.  In addition, much of the area was without power as many of the trees fell across power lines, Entergy and C & L crews have been working round the clock to restore power to all areas.  Cablevision workers also have been working to restore service where lines were downed.  The sanitation, police, and fire departments pitched in to clears debris from the storm.
Storage building destroyed on North Martin Street

Damage was widespread.  At Warren High School, an awning covering a walkway was destroyed along with part of the fence at the football field.  Across the street from Johnson's Hardware, a storage building was destroyed.  In that same area, a larger tree was blown on power lines.  Fullertson Street was totally blocked by a downed tree. A tree on Pine Street at the corner of Pine and Seminary lost two very large branches.
Football field fence was ripped down.  (Construction on the new turf continues in background.)

A storm earlier in the week did similar damage.  A large oak tree behind Jim Wheeler's home on West Cedar Street was totally uprooted.
Girant oak uprooted at Jim Wheeler's home on West Cedar Street in earlier storm this week.

Myrtle Street also had tree damage.

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