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Reports of flooding, storm damage throughout the Tri-State

Flooding along Benjamin Drive in Hebron Flooding along Benjamin Drive in Hebron
Businesses flooded on Petersburg Road in Hebron Businesses flooded on Petersburg Road in Hebron
Lightning may have sparked a fire in Hamilton Lightning may have sparked a fire in Hamilton
Flooding caused a partial building collapse in Hebron Flooding caused a partial building collapse in Hebron

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email
and Trina Edwards - email

BOONE COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Widespread damage has been reported across the Tri-state as storms moved through the region Thursday evening and into Friday morning.

At 7:30 p.m., there was a partial collapse of a distribution center at the 1500 block of Worldwide Boulevard in Hebron. There were people inside the building, but they were away from the collapsed portion. No one was hurt.

Around the same time, a flash flood struck Petersburg Creek along Petersburg Road. The flood waters caused six homes to suffer moderate damage.

Officials say that an elderly woman was rescued by neighbors on Benjamin Drive in Hebron. Her home sustained severe water damage.

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport recorded 2.65 inches of rain on Thursday, a new all-time high for June 25.

In Hamilton, fire crews say lightning could have sparked a fire on Route 4, across the street from Jungle Jim's. Flames gutted the store.

Authorities also say lightning fires destroyed two homes in West Chester Township.

There were several reports of hail throughout the Tri-State, and the wind gusts reached up to 60 miles pre hour.

At 7 a.m. Friday, Duke Energy is reporting over 70,000 customers without power. Several traffic lights are also out in the area. Motorists are reminded to treat intersections with no traffic lights as a four-way stop.

In Cincinnati, citizens should report road obstacles or malfunctioning traffic devices they encounter by calling the City's Customer Service Center at 513-591-6000.

Send your storm damage pictures to wx@fox19.com.

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The Associated Press also contributed to this report.

 

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