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These trees at the home of Anthony Dail on North Elm Street in Ravenden were snapped when a storm system hit the town on Thursday. Among trees destroyed by the storm was a 125-year-old oak tree at the home of Fire Chief Butch Dail.

Storm hits Ravenden


Gretchen Hunt
Editor

A strong storm system clipped Lawrence County Thursday afternoon, causing damage in the Ravenden area.

Scotty Dail, captain with the Ravenden Volunteer Fire Department, said there were a lot of trees down.

"We also had electrical lines down on North Elm Street, Perrin Street and Highway 63 at the railroad tracks," Dail said. "All of Ravenden was without power for approximately 20 hours." RVFD Chief Butch Dail said while nothing was shown on the radar, two or three people reported seeing a funnel in the storm, which also produced nickel-size hail.

Structural damage included a roof off a shed on Perrin Street, trees down on a house on Highway 90, the porch blown off at Junction Boot Center and shingles off homes on Perrin and Elm.

Ravenden emergency officials also worked a storm-related vehicle accident, caused by trees down in the roadway.

Imboden VFD Chief Chris Jones said there was a pole and line down in the rock crusher area on Highway 63 causing an outage from 5-9:30 p.m. No other damage was reported in Imboden.

Black Rock firefighters were called to County Road 210 where a tree was down across the roadway.

Chief Dail expressed appreciation to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson for assistance following the storm.

"The sheriff's office sent inmate workers to help with the cleanup," he said.

No injuries were reported in connection with the storm.

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