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    Wind Damage - Columbus, Ohio


    Photographer's description: Tree of large circumference blown over onto power, cable and phone lines causing 2 utility poles to break on a residential street north of Ohio State

    Photographer James Delewese
    Date taken September 15, 2008
    Location Columbus, OH  (Franklin County)     map
    Event Wind damage

    Additional notes
    The remnants of Hurricane Ike merged with a frontal boundary and swept through the Ohio Valley on Sunday, September 14.  An intense pressure gradient to the south of this system resulted in widespread winds gusts of 50 to 75 mph across much of Indiana, Ohio and northern Kentucky.  These winds persisted for several hours which caused very widespread damage with downed trees and power lines, damage to structures, and numerous structure fires.  The wind storm left over 1 million people without power across Wilmington's forecast area and resulted in 6 fatalities in the area.

    Related NWS Product: High Wind Warning

    Safety Note:  When very high winds hit, power poles may be snapped or toppled, or tree limbs may fall on power lines and cause them to fall.  This may result in live wires on the ground which could lead to electrocution .  If you are outdoors when a severe thunderstorm or high wind warning is issued, stay clear of any power lines which may fall to the ground.
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    September 14, 2008 windstorm

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