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Summer storm hits Howland, knocks down trees, wires

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A quick summer storm cell rolled through parts of Trumbull County Tuesday afternoon.

Howland Township fire crews and electrical workers had their hands full as trees tore down power lines and blocked streets. 

A neighborhood between Route 422 in Niles and East Market Street in Warren was slammed by a storm.

One man heard a loud thud outside his North Road home and got a big surprise.

"I opened the door and the tree was actually at the front door. I'm just glad every one is OK," said Jeff Woolensack of Howland.

On Flory Avenue, one man had to rescue his next-door neighbor through her back window because the door was blocked by wires and trees.

In fact, trees knocked down wires all over Howland, including the front of the Ridge Road fire station.

Fortunately, the station was closed on Tuesday.

And even if wires appear to be dead, they may not be. 

Howland Fire Chief James Pantalone said, "You should keep a safe distance approaching them it can be very dangerous.  We just had some rain so the ground is wet. There could be charges on the ground that can catch you even within a 20-30 foot radius around the incident."

Although there was a lot of damage in Howland, no injuries were reported and there wasn't any major damage to homes, just a lot of limbs and leaves to clean up.

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