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Monday, June 06, 2011

Big Storm Hit Town Last Night and I Slept Thru It

More than 9,000 customers, mostly north of Tennessee Street and west of Meridian Road, were without power as of 10:30 Sunday night, said city spokesman Bill Behenna. The city public works department reported seven trees down and dispatched two crews to get them removed so power crews could begin work.

Leon County Sheriff's Lt. Linda Butler said while the storm caused several alarm calls and downed trees, including one that blocked most of Tharpe Street west of Ocala Road, LCSO did not respond to any other major incidents caused by the storm.

While the storm broke no records, the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee did record 200 lightning strikes in an hour and winds of up to 45 miles per hour, 0.87 inches of rain and dime-sized hail at the NWS office on Florida State University's campus.

The storm also was enough to postpone the remainder of the Florida State University baseball team's NCAA Regional Tournament game against Alabama. The two teams begin play again today, with FSU up 8-1 in the top of the sixth inning.

From the Democrat

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