NWS confirms microburst hit Man Friday

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.

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.

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.


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