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Potent Halloween storm topples trees, limbs
by Jebb Johnston
Oct 31, 2013 | 201 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A spoiler of a Halloween storm brought down several trees and caused some property damage in the city late Thursday afternoon.

Several calls in a short time span kept the street department, police department and ACE Power on the move.

As the rainy day turned blustery, wind toppled a Bradford pear on South Parkway across from Crossroads Regional Park, taking down a cable line. Soon afterward, a 12-inch diameter tree limb fell on two cars at Fillmore and Gloster, causing no injuries but significantly damaging one of the vehicles, said Corinth Street Commissioner Philip Verdung.

At Graham and Bunch, a tree fell onto a house, taking down power and phone lines. Another tree fell at the contraband camp site on North Parkway, taking down more power lines.

The street commissioner said there was no street flooding to speak of with the storm. Rainfall through 6 p.m. totaled only a little more than an inch despite persisting for much of the day.

City officials considered encouraging people to shift trick-or-treating activities to today. The Board of Aldermen had a special meeting Thursday afternoon for executive session on an economic development matter and considered making a statement on the Halloween observance, but they stopped short of taking any action.

The strong storm system brought gloom to Halloween from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley. Cooler weather will follow the storm system with highs of about 60 for Saturday and Sunday in the Corinth area.
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