Lake Milton residents clean up after storm

LAKE MILTON, Ohio (WYTV) – The cleanup continued Tuesday at Lake Milton after a strong storm moved through the area Monday evening.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland told the Emergency Management Agency in Youngstown the storm was a microburst, which brought winds as strong as 90 mph. There were no injuries at the Lake Milton RV Resort, but there were about two dozen trees brought down.

On top of that, there were a couple of campers and trailers damaged and a tractor was smashed by a fallen tree. Lake Milton RV Resort owner Rick Knapp said the damage was unbelievable.

“I don’t know if you saw the big tree, holy cow, did a lot of damage up there,” Knapp said. “I think we lost over 20 big trees.”

When the storm moved through the area Monday evening, it snapped one tree in half and right next to it, the storm blew two trees over straight from the base.

The storm damage will not be covered by federal aid, but Knapp does have insurance. He also said he is just happy there were no injuries.

Even though the National Weather Service did not issue a warning for the storm, EMA Director Dennis O’Hara reminds people to be on the lookout for severe weather when there is a chance of storms.

“Just be cognitive of changing conditions and be prepared to seek cover if it does deteriorate,” O’Hara said.

The park is temporarily closed and is expected to be reopened by this weekend.

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