Overnight storm destroys new outbuilding near South Charleston

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Interview with Steve Gladman. The wind picked up a small building on his property and DAMAGE lawn equipment

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A storm passing through early this morning knocked down trees and ripped apart an outbuilding near South Charleston. Meanwhile, about three dozen residents in Huber Heights are waiting to have power restored after a storm brought down a large tree and snapped a utility pole Friday morning.

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Steve Gladman, who lives in the 5700 block of Platsburg Road near South Charleston, he heard the storm move in during the pre-dawn hours and heard something hit the house. When he walked outside at daybreak, a large tree was down across his driveway and a recently bought outbuilding being used to store lawnmowers and power equipment was in splinters.

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"I looked in the back and there was a pile of rubble back there. I looked a little closer and realized that was my new building," Gladman said.

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The damage to the building has to stay put until his insurance company comes out to assess the damages, which isn’t expected to happen until Tuesday, according to the homeowner.

Strong storms in the past 24 hours knocked power out to more than 20,000 DP&L customers. All but about 600 have been restored as of Saturday morning, according to a DP&L spokesperson.

In Clark County, 451 First Energy customers remain without power.

About 37 DP&L customers in Huber Heights were among the last remaining outages Saturday. Those living near the 6900 block of Shellcross Drive are seeing A DP&L crew working to replace the utility pole.

Debris from a large tree that came down is strewn about the backyard of the home where it came down.

Barring any more severe weather today, DP&L expects to restore power to those customers, and hundreds of others in Montgomery County, by this evening.

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RAW: Tree down in Huber Heights

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