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Clean-Up Continues Following Tuesday's Storm

Reported by: Send eMail Bob Aaron
Reported: Jul. 9, 2014 5:54 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 9, 2014 11:23 PM EDT
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Morgantown, Monongalia County , West Virginia

It looks like Tuesday’s storm caused the most outages for First Energy since the 2012 derecho.

It may be days before all their customers get back on line.

The cleanup is under way but there's a lot to do. 71,000 customers of First Energy's Mon Power lost service at the peak of the storm. The hardest hit areas include Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Lewis and Preston counties. Winds were in excess of 60 miles per hour. Homes were damaged in Wood County, and some roads were still blocked by trees Wednesday afternoon.

The powerful winds knocked down a private communications tower in Calhoun County. Huge trees were toppled in Parkersburg's city park. A 15-year-old girl was injured by a tree branch. Parkersburg police were uncertain if a 63-year-old woman's heart attack death during the storm was linked to the weather. One tornado was confirmed in West Virginia at Smithtown in Monongalia County Tuesday.



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