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High winds knock out power to thousands and cause injuries, damage

Wind knocked down this tree at a house in Price Hill Monday (FOX19) Wind knocked down this tree at a house in Price Hill Monday (FOX19)
Winds up to 60 mph blew through the Tri-State Monday.

Caution tape blocked off Bernard Davis' home in Price Hill were damage was left behind.

Tremendous winds, it just blew over. We were sitting there me and my daughter were sitting there, sitting outside the window and it just fell over and all the house fell over and everything came with it,” he said.

Bernard is just one of the more than 26,000 Duke Energy customers who lost power Monday. Duke Energy says Hamilton, Clermont, and Campbell counties were among the areas most affected.

"We have been hearing very significant gusts, while you think a gust comes and goes they are reporting that they are a little bit more sustained at a time, and then they will taper off,” said Sally Thelen, Duke Energy's Communications Manager.

At Hyde Park Plaza many stores lost power around 12 p.m.

“You could just see the parking lot beginning to clear out. We were hoping initially it would be short but it's been a few hours already,” said John Leslie, Staples store manager.

Power wasn't the only problem caused by the winds. In Anderson Township, a tree trimmer was hit in the head when a tree fell on him. Rescue crews reported only minor injuries.

And in Lockland, a garage collapsed, damaging the roof.

A broken tree limb tore lines from a home in Madeira. A Christmas tree outside in Aurora, IN was blown over by the wind. A tree snapped in the middle of the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, falling on some tombstones.

According to Duke Energy's website 2,400 people are without power. If you see a power line down, Duke Energy says to act as if it is live and report it to them.

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