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Storm damage, flooding reported

Submitted Wed, 07/04/2012 - 7:30am by Andy Alm

Over 50 reports of trees and wires down were called into Crawford County 911 from 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM all across the county.  There was very few of the 51 municipalities that were spared from this storm.  From Beaver Township through the county to the Spartansburg area reports of trees and wires across the roadways with Cambridge Springs being one of the hardest hit areas.


Both electric companies that serve the county reported approximately 3,000 residents are without power which is estimated to be restored by morning.


Minor flooding was reported in the City of Meadville from the storm.  The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a Thunderstorm Warning for Crawford County around 8:00 PM and reported that .53 inches of rain at the Port Meadville Airport fell in that short time, Cambridge Area sustained some minor flooding and up to 65 miles per hour winds.  In Hayfield penny size hail was observed.  The American Red Cross assisted with at least one family who was displaced from their home in Cambridge Springs due to the storm.


“There were no injuries reported from the storm.  Municipal Fire Departments, Road Departments, and Emergency Management Coordinators all worked well together assessing the damages and sending resources where they were needed,” said Allen Clark, Crawford County EMA Director.


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