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Cover Photo: In the late afternoon of Saturday, June 12th, a powerful storm with golf ball size hail moved slowly thru the Meridian Weekly distribution area, causing much damage and leaving thousands without power for several hours in the Elsie, Laingsburg and Ovid areas. The aftermath of the storm left homeowners with hail damage to their vehicles, roofs of their homes and outbuildings, siding and windows. RV’s were also damaged due to the pelting of the hail during the storm.
Trees were down across roadways and power lines due to high winds.
DPW crews, local fire departments and Consumers Power worked quickly to remove the down trees and restore power. On Sunday and Monday, tree service crews were out attending to the aftermath of the storm.