Storm hits Greencastle-Antrim hard

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Tree vs. car. Tree wins. High winds and lightning during a thunderstorm Sunday evening knocked down trees, scattered branches, and took out power throughout Franklin County. Winds picked up suddenly at about 8:45 p.m. for a half hour, recorded at 35 miles per hour with gusts to 60 mph. Residents on East Baltimore Street found a surprise after the storm receded.

High winds and lightning during a thunderstorm Sunday evening knocked down trees, scattered branches, and took out power throughout Franklin County and hit Greencastle-Antrim particularly hard. Winds picked up suddenly at about 8:45 p.m. for a half hour, recorded at 35 miles per hour with gusts to 60 mph.

Many area residents were cleaning up branches on Labor Day, and some waited for electricity to be restored. Over 1,500 customers in Franklin County lost power as up to 2 inches of rain fell in a short time during heavy winds.

A tree toppled in front of Greencastle Church of the Brethren, 36 S. Carlisle St., during Sunday night’s storm. It was literally pulled out of the ground. Many area residents were cleaning up branches on Labor Day, and some waited for electricity to be restored. Over 1,500 customers in Franklin County lost power as up to 2 inches of rain fell in a short time during heavy winds.