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The windstorm of 2008

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A tree that was sheared off in our front yard

A tree that was sheared off in our front yard

On September 14, the remnants of Hurricane Ike combined with a powerful upper level jet stream, resulting in about 6 hours of hurricane force (70-75mph gusts) winds in central Ohio.  Hundreds of thousands of people lost power – with some having to wait up to a week to get it restored.  The damage around town is pretty significant, with downed trees and limbs everywhere.  We lost a couple of major trees and were without power for about 10 hours (we were lucky).  Westerville Schools were canceled for two days.

Written by mdoel

September 18, 2008 at 8:33 am

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