Miami County EMA assesses storm damage

Miami County storm damage (Mike Ullery)

MIAMI COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Some residents in Miami County will be spending Christmas Eve cleaning their front yards after Wednesday’s severe weather.

The windy conditions damaged several homes and took out a barn in Pleasant Hill.

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Lieutenant Nick Skinner with the Pleasant Hill Fire Department says he feels for his community.

“It’s unusual, it’s unfortunate that they have to have damage like this. The weather has been crazy this year,” said Lt. Skinner.

The aftermath of the severe conditions brought out Jim Bowell with the Miami County Emergency Management Agency.

“I’m here to do an assessment of the situation, grab some photographs and give our information to the National Weather Service,” said Bowell.

Bowell says the National Weather Service will determine whether or not a tornado touched down. He said the results could take hours or weeks.

“They may send someone up if there is enough damage within the region. They could send someone up to do an assessment themselves,” said Bowell.

PHOTOS: Storm damage around the Miami Valley

Bowell lives in Troy and has some ideas of his own.

“My guess it’s the wind that caused this and there was heavy rain, but primarily it’s the wind,” said Bowell.

Skinner says his community will be okay and urges people to be aware of their surroundings. If you see a downed power line, call officials to take care of it.

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