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High winds leave 500 area homes without electricity

Straight line winds approaching 80 miles per hour struck Daviess County on Aug. 13. Steve Shoot with Farmers Electric Cooperative said there were probably 500 residences without electricity across their system. The storm was unusual because it was the high winds blowing trees into the power lines that caused the outages. In most spring and summer storms it is the lightening that causes the most problems, Shoot said.

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