Storms Cause Damage in Armstrong, Butler Counties

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Power is being restored to homes after storms caused outages Thursday evening.

The hardest hit areas included Apollo, Derry, Greensburg and Vandergrift.

Intense wind shredded the awning off of the BZ Mart in Apollo and shot it across the parking lot.

Ronnie Robinson was inside working, “It sounded more like a train.” He says he’s never seen anything like it, “The front door of my store it blew it open. I was like scared to death!”

Downed trees forced the closure of some nearby roads.

Power went out to homes and businesses in the area. Codey Martin from Fox’s Pizza was packing coolers with ice but could take no orders in the dark. “We can’t do anything right now,” he said. “Pretty much dead in the water.”

In Prospect, Butler County, a huge tree snapped in two and fell on to Kim Brown’s home. Her two daughters were at home at the time, but fortunately no one was injured. Neighbors showed up with chainsaws to help in the clean-up.

  • Ralph Johnson

    apollo residents electric is baack on in someareas at least where i am form

  • Jason Cook

    North Apollo is reconnected as well, the damage though in North Apollo, includes mostly uprooted trees

  • Laura

    My mother lives in Cheswick and they said no power until tomorrow morning

    • MM

      power back on in Cheswick good job power workers seriously you deserve it

      • Carole Diehl

        Why was the power out in Cheswick? We didn’t even have a bad storm. Just some hard rain and the power didn’t go off until that was over.

  • Alissa Verner

    We Stil Don`t Have Power Here In Orchard Hills, Apollo PA.

  • Nicole Means-Shumaker

    it just past me here in vandergrift, some high wind n heavy rain and i am just across the bridge from N Vandergrift

  • Jason Cook

    Looks like the area of Armstrong Co. Orchard Hills and Kiski Township parts will be without power until the early morning hours, according to the Local Police Department, the location of the problem has not been found yet

  • D M Bowser

    Thank you for removing that fools ridiculous comment.

  • Debbie Clark

    thats funny, i live on old state road and we got power back a littlle after nine.

  • dolly

    wind ripped the siding off my daughters house and shingles off thier garage in North Apollo
    and a falling tree limb smashed the car windshild of one of the Dairy Queen employees.
    thankful tho…pray everyday for those folks in the midwest.

  • E Sears

    I was coming out of the Lutheran Church in Apollo when the rains started and watched it sheet across the river before hitting hard. I was completely soaked in a matter of seconds as I dashed to my car. Drove around after and it was like a small tornado had hit the Apollo and North Apollo area never seen so much damage in the short time of 6 minutes

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