July 31, 2014

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County under state of emergency after vicious storm
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By MELINDA KRICK

Progress Editor

Note: This is an update of a story first posted on our web site June 30.

Nearly all of Paulding County was left without power in the aftermath of a catastrophic storm that raked much of the Midwest on Friday afternoon. Winds reached more than 80 mph and at least one funnel cloud sighting was reported. No injuries occurred. Scattered structural damage has been reported.

Paulding County, as well as Ohio, is under a state of emergency. High temperatures are compounding the problem. An excessive heat warning, issued for Wed., July 4 continues through 8 p.m. Sat., July 7. Heat indicies of 105° to 115° are forecast for each afternoon.