Wind, hail, flooding hit Huron County

NORWALK Barns bore the brunt of Mother Nature's wrath Tuesday evening. Huron County S
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

NORWALK

Barns bore the brunt of Mother Nature's wrath Tuesday evening.

Huron County Sheriff officials said heavy rains caused flooding on at least 10 roads throughout Huron County and strong winds were blamed for blowing a barn onto Baseline Road, south of Greenwich and west of Ohio 13.

Sheriff deputies and county highway officials used a local farmer's tractor to push the barn off the road.

"We received heavy rains. It was coming down in buckets," said Huron County Sheriff Major Greg Englund. "We received I don't know how many reports of marble-sized hail."

Englund said the severe weather might have also caused an accident on U.S. 250 at Greenwich Town Line Road, adding that he was not aware of any injuries.

Englund said calls of weather-related emergencies came in long after the severe weather warning expired at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"Hopefully it'll settle down here now," Englund said two hours later.

Sandusky County officials said they dealt with downed power lines and a barn that was knocked down.

Officials from Ottawa and Erie counties said they did not suffer serious damage related to the weather.