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Strong winds damage parts of Lebanon County

Written by Danielle Francisco, Lebanon Daily News | Jun 1, 2015 8:43 AM
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Photo by Michael K. Dakota, Lebanon Daily News

Storm clouds hang low over the city of Lebanon Sunday evening. A line of strong storms caused problems from the western county line to the city of Lebanon, with the worst-hit areas being Annville and North Annville townships. Nearly 1,000 people experienced power outages associated with the storm, according to Met-Ed.

(Lebanon) -- Thunderstorms rushed through parts of Lebanon Sunday evening. High winds and heavy rain hit around 5:30 p.m. and lasted until about 7 p.m. leaving behind damaged poles, overturned trees, flash-flooded roadways and power outages.

A dwelling fire at 3978 Colebrook Road in Conewago Township, Dauphin County, was reported to have been caused by lightning.

A Lebanon woman was taken to the hospital after lightning struck close to her home as she stood at her door, watching the storm. She was reportedly alert and not seriously injured.

The western parts of the county saw the worst of the passing heavy weather, with numerous calls coming out of Annville and East Hanover. Tree limbs were scattered throughout backyards and on roads as residents worked to clean up debris around their homes on Church Street in Annville. Fire police guided traffic down alternative paths while the boroughs worked to clean off roadways or waited for flooding to subside.

Reported storm related power outages for Met-Ed included 500 in Annville, 280 in Palmyra, 160 in Lebanon and 40 in South Annville. Power should be restored to all customers no later than 2 p.m. Monday, according to Met-Ed's website.

Calls reported during the storm included:

Annville Township

  • SHUT DOWN ROADWAY >> Fire police shut down South White Oak Street at West Cumberland Street at 6:44 p.m. Sunday due to flash-flooding.
  • POLE IN YARD >> Crews from Annville-Cleona Fire District responded to 228 W. Church St. at 6:04 p.m. Sunday.

North Annville

  • TREE DOWN >> Crews from Water Works Fire Co. responded to 2506 Heilmandale Road at 6:33 p.m. Sunday.
  • TREE, WIRES DOWN >> Bellegrove Community Fire Co. was dispatched to North State Route 934 at Palmyra Bellegrove Road at 6:16 p.m. Sunday. 
  • TREE ON ROAD >> Crews from Bellegrove Community Fire Co. were dispatched to Clear Spring Road and State Route 934 at 5:57 p.m. Sunday.
  • TREE ON ROAD >> Crews from Union Water Works Fire Co. were dispatched to 3016 Water Works Way at 6:02 p.m. Sunday.
  • TREE DOWN >> Crews from Bellegrove Community Fire Co. responded to 1786 Blacks Bridge Road at 6:46 p.m. Sunday.

South Annville

  • TREE ON ROAD >> Annville-Cleona Fire District was dispatched to West Main Street and Mount Pleasant Road at 6:07 p.m. Sunday.

East Hanover

  • TREES DOWN >> Crews from Ono Fire Co. responded to Lindley Murray and Sherks Church Road at 6:41 p.m. Sunday.
  • TREE DOWN >> Ono Fire Co. responded to Mill Road and Allentown Boulevard at 6:08 p.m. Sunday.

Swatara

  • TREE DOWN >> Crews from Bunker Hill Fire Co. responded to Moore and Quarry roads at 6:48 p.m. Sunday.
  • TREE DOWN >> Bunker Hill Fire Co. responded to 2271 State Route 72 near Frogs Hollow at 6:24 p.m. Sunday.
  • TREE DOWN >> Crews from Jonestown Perseverance and Bunker Hill fire companies responded to 2264 State Route 22 at 6:10 p.m. Sunday.

Lebanon

  • TREE AND WIRES DOWN >> City fire crews responded to Monument and Eighth streets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

North Lebanon

  • TREE DOWN >> Ebenezer Fire Co. was dispatched to Winchester Circle and Water Street at 6:17 p.m. Sunday.
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Photo by Michael K. Dakota, Lebanon Daily News

A pole leans over an alley near Church Street in Annville Township. The pole was pulled partially over by a tree that came down against a nearby house.


This article comes to us through a partnership between Lebanon Daily News and WITF. 

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