Storm Damage Spreads Across Central Ohio

Thousands Without Power After Storm (Image 1)

It came from the west and the south and quickly marched through Columbus.

About a half hour before the storm hit Franklin County, it was on the horizon in Madison County.

There were heavy wind and a light rain that intensified when the storms went further east.

In German Village, an old tree at Jackson and Fifth didn’t stand a chance.

It was already marked to be taken out, but it did it on its own time tonight.

This ivy covered tree went over onto a power line and a roof–and resident John Kuijper said the ivy was an indicator of how unhealthy the tree was. 

“When there’s ivy growing up your trees you gotta know when to address it, definitely call an arborist if you see something like this going on in your trees because the ivy will reach in to the core of the tree and eventually rot it from the inside out,” he said.

The march came to Livingston and Hamilton roads; Livingston had to be closed for awhile because of the utility poles hanging dangerously low.

In Bexley, tornado sirens were blaring and trees came down.

The Bexley fire department had to cut down some of the trees.

Then came the second round of storms.

This one was very wet, but not as wild.

In Clintonville part of the streets became down spouts as the downpours came and went. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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