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Huntington Storm Packed A Punch

Reported by: Send eMail Dave Benton
Reported: Jun. 11, 2014 11:41 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 11, 2014 7:18 PM EDT
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Huntington Storm Damage
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Huntington , Wayne County , West Virginia

The Tuesday night storm blew through Huntington around 8 p.m. and packed a punch with winds as high as 60 to 70 mph.

Heavy winds knocked down trees throughout town, including a large tree on the Cabell County Courthouse lawn.

Large branches littered 4th Avenue downtown and winds blew out the window at the Rio Grande Restaurant.

The south side of town got hit as well and kept the Huntington Street Department busy Wednesday morning.

"It was massive, quick little storm but it was massive, very effective," Bernard Craighead with the city said. "It affected a lot of people. So, just out here trying to get it cleaned up."

Heavy winds also knocked out chunks of old buildings downtown and blew them down onto 4th Avenue.



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