City of Sandusky Cleans Up After Weekend Storm Rages Through
SANDUSKY, Ohio — The cleanup continues Monday along West Madison in Sandusky.
Severe weather rolled through the area Sunday night, taking down power lines and uprooting trees.
“We started getting hail, golf ball size, and we got winds about 60-65 miles per hour. We just started getting hammered. It was just something I had never seen before, in all my years of living here,” said Alvin Greear, a neighbor.
Monday afternoon, tree removal crews worked in the heat to remove a tree that had crashed onto the roof of a home, essentially cutting the home in half.
A potentially dangerous situation had the tenant been home.
“That is her front room. And her bedroom is right off her front room. And that’s where she would have been resting,” added Greear.
People in the neighborhood say the landlord of the house complained to the city multiple times to have the tree cut down.
“I’d say the tree is 70-80 years old. You can see that parts of it are hollow parts. So, the tree should have come down a long time ago,” said Steve Cole, with Roe’s Tree Service.
In addition to the house, the tree crushed the woman’s car, as well.
A jolting display of how unpredictable Mother Nature can be.
“My house was actually shaking. I’ve been through the blizzard. I’ve been through the ’69 flood. I’ve never been that scared,” said Greear.
The home is a total loss.