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Paulding County under state of emergency after storm damage

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PAULDING COUNTY, Ohio (WPTA 21) -

UPDATE: Paulding County remains under a state of emergency as of Sunday morning.

The Paulding County Emergency Management Agency said the communities of Haviland, Grover Hill and Scott are still without power. They will most likely not have power back on until Tuesday May 23 at the latest. American Electric Power has crews replacing poles and restringing power lines throughout the day. Roads continue to be closed: State Route 114, County Roads 107, 60, 48 and 24.

Over 200 cases of water have been donated by Van Wert Wal Mart. Water is being provided at the Scott Fire Station on Blaine Street and Grover Hill Fire Station on South Main Street. The Paulding County EMA said if there are any other needs in these communities, contact Paulding County EMA (419) 399-3500.


The National Weather Service is investigating to see what caused the storm damage from Thursday night.

The National Weather Service said a cold front brought the severe weather. There were reports of wind damage along with several reports of flooding and smaller hail. Van Wert Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Rick McCrroy said the storm caused damage to a barn in the Cecil area in Paulding County. Ed Bohn, Paulding County's EMA Director said the series of storms that went through Paulding County.

SLIDESHOW: Paulding County Storm Damage

During the storm, 81 power poles were knocked down. An AEP substation was also hit. This caused Paulding Putnam Electric and AEP customers to lose power. It also caused damage to several buildings, including 8-10 farms. A state of emergency was declared for the county due to the storm damage. Wayne Trace Jr/Sr High School was closed because the villages of Scott, Haviland and Grover Hill were without power.

There was a report of a small tornado. National Weather Service survey teams were sent to the area to make the determination if the damage was from straight line winds or from a small tornado. ABC 21 will provide an update once updates are available.

READ MORE| NWS: Thursday storm damage caused by straight-line winds

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