Thu July 11, 2013
Storms Cause Damage, Power Outages
High winds tore roofs off buildings and downed trees and power lines Wednesday as a line of severe storms swept across the state.
High winds caused a tree to fall onto an east Columbus apartment building, injuring one man. Winds also damaged a decorative pillar on top of a 7 million dollar scoreboard at Ohio State University. The building that housed the Mineral City Fire Department in Tuscarawas County was destroyed. A small section of roofing blew off Cleveland City Hall. Williams County officials say a cargo train derailment between Bryan and Edgerton may have been weather-related. No injuries are reported. Storms also caused some flash flooding around the state, including Big Walnut Creek in Gahanna. These residents saw it happen.
The storms left tens of thousands of homes of businesses without power, including more than 30 thousand in Franklin county.