CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday evening that a microburst hit the Logan County community of Man Friday afternoon.
Meteorologists said the microburst touched down at 2:18 p.m. with peak winds of 80-90 mph. The damaged area was one-fourth of a mile.
The damage includes uprooted and snapped off trees, roof damage and an outbuilding flipped over and landing on a vehicle.
— NWS Charleston, WV (@NWSCharlestonWV) June 18, 2022
Friday’s storms were the second time this week heavy storms had impacted West Virginia.
Appalachian Power had outages down to 20,000 by Saturday evening.
The destruction by the most recent storms that swept through our service territory was significant. Take a look at some of what our crews are seeing as they are working to restore power to you and your neighbors. pic.twitter.com/9iMElpkLUw
— Appalachian Power (@AppalachianPowe) June 18, 2022
Kanawha County still has 3,000 customers without service. Mingo, Logan and Wyoming counties have a combined 11,000 customers without service heading into Sunday.
Mon Power crews had outage numbers down to 800 customers by Saturday night.