PREBLE COUNTY — Emergency personnel was kept busy this afternoon as a storm rolled through Preble County knocking out power to nearly 13,000 homes and causing damage to homes and vehicles.
“This afternoon’s storm caused major issues for Preble County residents. The Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center answered hundreds of calls from residents reporting power lines and trees down across roadways,” Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson said.
Simpson said many of the county’s fire departments were activated to assess damage and several roadways were closed until crews from Dayton Power & Light could arrive.
Power was reported out in Eaton, Camden, Lewisburg and New Paris.
According to Simpson, road crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation, Preble County Engineer, township and local street crews are in the process of clearing roadways.
He said residents are asked to be cautious while driving in case they come across trees or lines that may still be down.