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Trees On Homes; Power Out in Lawrence County, Ohio


LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – People in Lawrence County, Ohio, were hit hard by Tuesday’s storm, especially in the Possum Hollow area.

People there struggled Wednesday, cleaning up the destruction left by the storm.

Power lines were knocked down by wind and fallen trees, leaving those who live there with power.

Electricity, however, was not the main concern for most people. Fallen trees created a more immediate concern, landing on cars and homes.

Joe and Eden Hall just moved into their neighborhood. Newly married, it is their first home together, now it needs some repairs.

Eden Hall said until they can get the roof fixed, they are using tarps to keep the rain out.

The tarp is covering a hole, caused by a fallen tree. The Halls aren’t worried about that anymore because that damage can be fixed. They are worried about what could happen.

“We still have two trees hanging over the house,” Joe Hall said. “I’m still not entirely sure how were going to get them down.”

Joe has them chained up, hoping that if the trees fall, it will be in the other direction.

Across the street, Terry Collins worked on his home, cutting a tree apart on his roof. He just finished building his house, and now has to start tearing some of it apart.

“I have to finish getting this tree off the house,” Collins said. “We have to tear off the back side of the house and reconstruct it.”

His car also was hit by tree limbs. But despite the damage to his property, Collins said he has a lot to be happy about.

“Nobody got hurt, the house can be fixed, the car can be replaced, I’m very thankful,” he said.


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