Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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Storm causes damage and power outages

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[July 30, 2008]  Lincoln Fire Department Chief Kent Hulett arrived at Tuesday night’s city council meeting a few minutes late and looking doused. During report time he said that they had to conduct "another" evacuation at the Logan County Fairgrounds when the evening’s storm swept through about 6:30. There were a few minor injuries, cuts and scrapes in nature, while getting people into buildings for safety. Winds of 55-60 mph downed tents and left the southern portion of the county without power, he said.

Hulett continued with storm safety advice. He said that the storm siren on top of City Hall is out of service. He said that sirens are intended to warn people who are outside and may not be heard if you are inside a home or building. He recommended that citizens not rely on outdoor sirens only, but should listen to or watch weather channels when threatening weather occurs.

Documented storm reports included 70 mph winds at Elkhart, wind damage and a tree down near Beason causing power outage. Also, Mount Pulaski was without power Tuesday evening.

More thunderstorms are possible today.




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