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Red Cross dispatched to Williamsfield

125 mph winds whip through southern Ashtabula County community

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The National Weather Service has determined that winds of up to 125 miles per hour damaged twenty homes in southeastern Ashtabula County Sunday night.

Ashtabula County EMA Director Mike Fitchet tells 21 News that the damage is in the area of State Route 7 and Route 322 in Williamsfield Township, which is just north the Trumbull County line and Kinsman Township.

The macroburst caused damage in the area ranging from roofs being torn off to structural collapse.

There were no reports of injury, but Red Cross volunteers are on the scene in case any of the families need shelter or other essentials.

Andover Fire Chief, Robert Vickery said, "We did two assist rescues out of homes that had wires and trees down on them."

The Ohio Department of Transportation and local road departments are clearing trees and wires from the roadways while FirstEnergy is working to restore power to the community.

Officials from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency are also on the scene taking damage reports.

In case power is not restored before Tuesday, the township trustees have brought a generator to the Williamsfield Community Center, so people can vote on Election Day.

"We are hooking up the generator so we can have polling tomorrow, and we got the parking lot cleared out because there were trees and electric poles in it," said Gary Babb, Williamsfield Township Trustee.

A dozen fire departments helped clear trees from State Route 7 and along Pymatuning Road. 

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