Pickaway – Severe Weather may to be blamed for heavy damage to buildings and trees in Pickaway Counties’ east side today.
According to reports around 5 pm on Sunday, an older woman was injured when a camper blew over in the area of 26000 Kingston Pike, that woman was transported to the hospital.
Two trees were blown down on 16thrd between Heigle rd and Thomas Hill rd. Fairfield county. Near address 10745 that caused no damage but cut off the roadway for some time.
In the 8900 block of State Route 56 East a man said that his new pole barn was blown over with him and his girlfriend inside. Several items inside the barn were damaged and the building is a total loss.
“She has a bruise and scraped knee besides that we got extremely lucky my girlfriend just happens to get in a void where she fell or else it would have crushed her completely,” said the homeowner.
Update: At 4pm today our department was dispatched to the area of 26000 block of Kingston Pike for possible storm damage. For hours our crews were out assessing damage and assisting residents and building owners. We can confirm so far nearly a dozen structure were impacted ranging from roof damage to complete destruction. The areas impacted are Kingston Pike, Ludwig Dresbach, SR 56 and Tarlton Rd (Pickaway Township). Logan Elm School Campus on Tarlton Rd was impacted. The storm also contributed to three (3) injures. The EMA and NWS will be out at impacted areas throughout the next couple days assessing. We would like to thank the agencies involved in the event today.
The wind damage seems to be isolated to the East side of Pickaway County in the 56 areas.
Pickaway County sheriff Hafey said that they have contacted the National weather service to inspect the damage. EMA has been dispatched to the area.
National weather called for severe weather developing in the area.