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Crews Work to Repair Storm Damage in Ironton, Ohio

iRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Crews worked to repair storm damage in Ironton Thursday after strong winds knocked tree limbs onto homes and completely uprooted others.

One family was forced to leave their home for at least the next week because of the damage.

After Wednesday night's round of storms hit Lawrence county, Sally Fairchild's yard is nothing but trees.

She and her family watched three different trees fall in her front yard, one of them landing on her home.

She says the impact of the tree caused her roof to fall in.

Officials say her home received the worst damage in the area, but she's not alone.

"Looked like a bomb went off when I come home because they said he you all got a little damage up here in town, it's a little more than a little damage," Ron Ridgeway said.

Crews cleaned limbs and debris from several yards and streets in Ironton. Officials say 11th street was hit the hardest.

"This is a good pocket of damage there was a little bit of flooding rain. I noted there about an inch and a half of rain in Getaway," Emergency Management director, Michael Boster said.

The Red Cross has found the Fairchild family a place to stay for the next week, but they say they hope to rebuild soon.


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