Severe Storms Leave Behind Downed Trees and Power Lines; Excessive Heat on Tap Today
Severe storms rumbled across Hardin County Monday night.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the area at around 10:30pm. The storm brought with it high winds, dangerous lightning, and heavy rain.
Trees and tree limbs along with power lines were brought down leaving behind power outages.
As of this morning, scattered power outages were reported by American Electric Power. If you are still without power, utility crews are assessing the damage today as they work to restore electricity.
According to the Kenton Police Department Daily Log Sheet, there was a report about a tree falling into a house in the 600 block of North Main Street.
Large tree limbs were also down in the 900 block of North Detroit, 100 block of South Cherry, 200 block of West Carrol as well as on Maple Street.
All of that was reported before midnight.
Another severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Hardin County at just before four in the morning, but not as much damage occurred from that storm.
The City of Kenton Public Works department will be clearing the streets today. They will then collect storm damage from residents.
To report storm damage for removal, call the city building at 419-674-4850, option 3.
Today, we turn our attention to the heat, the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the area.
Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 109 expected.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1 right away.
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