Article Tools

Font size
+
Share This
EmailFacebookTwitter

Wyoming County experienced high winds and rain with warning of a potential tornado Sunday night, but damage paled in comparison to other areas.

“When you look at other counties, we dodged another bullet,” said Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency Director Gene Dziak, who noted that other areas such as Sullivan County got beat up worse during the storm.

As of Tuesday morning, Dziak said Windham Township and Falls Township were still experiencing power outages, however.

He expected Windham’s power to kick back on Tuesday afternoon, but said Falls would likely not have power until 11 p.m.

Forkston Township and North Branch Township also experienced power outages, Dziak said, but power has since been restored.

In Buttermilk Falls, powerlines, powerpoles, a transformer and multiple trees suffered damage that was “just ugly,” Dziak said, and Osterhout also suffered some minor damage.

The Red Cross has been on standby in case there was a need to throw together a shelter for residents.

While the county did receive a tornado warning, the storm was strictly wind and rain.

“We were under a watch for a period of time, but we didn’t have any traces or signs of tornadoes,” Dziak said.