Mother’s Day windstorm


(Posted May 12, 2020)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

At about 5 p.m. May 10 (Mother’s Day), a severe windstorm roared through West Jefferson, bringing down trees. The downed trees blocked streets and damaged buildings. In at least one case, a fallen tree limb damaged a car.

A large tree in Westwood Park fell on a garage belonging to James and Tammi Holsinger. The garage sits on Inwood Road. The tree knocked out electricity to many homes in the area for about 18 hours.
Front view of the damage to the Holsingers’ garage
Crews from AEP work in Westwood Park to restore electricity to area residences after the windstorm. The electricity went off at about 5 p.m. May 10 and was restored at about noon on May 11.
A tree fell on the home of Ronald and Patricia Armentrout on Pearl Street.
A fallen pine tree blocks West Street.
Awaiting disposal, remains of tree limbs sit in stacks in a parking lot at the corner of Twin and Pearl streets.
This is one of several large tree limbs that came down in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
A rainbow appeared after the storm.


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