Strong winds, severe storms Sunday bring downed trees, damage across the Miami Valley

Strong Sunday winds hit the Miami Valley leaving 1 woman dead

MIAMI VALLEY — On Sunday, wind gusts were 45 to 65 mph stretching across the Miami Valley.

“It’s been pretty difficult moving on the highway especially with the open road. The wind blowing pretty hard,” said India Boyd of Dayton.

However, along Birch Drive in Harrison Township just off Rip Rap Road, things turned deadly. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said a tree blew over early Sunday afternoon, hitting and killing a 63-year-old woman.

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As of right now, deputies have not released any more details.

People at home where the incident happened were unavailable for comment and neighbors there did not want to talk about the incident.

At one point on Sunday, more than 40,000 DP&L customers were without electricity, and more than 10,000 of the outages were in Montgomery County.

WHIO found downed trees all over the county.

In Jefferson Township, part of Infirmary Road was closed for several hours after a tree came down on a powerline.

“All of a sudden you can hear like a rumble and then it was like wait a minute. This wind is really really up," said Shawn Ramey of Jefferson Township.

She and her husband were without power for nearly 10 hours.

“The lights started flickering and then the power went out, so we have been waiting," she added.

Right up the road, traffic lights were out at the intersection of Infirmary and US-35. Police had to place temporary stop signs while at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Riverside Drive, a traffic light was blown over making for dangerous driving conditions.

“Try to save whatever you have to do until tomorrow. Because this wind is pretty dangerous. With those lights out people don’t pay attention now-a-days to think that. Just drive as careful as possible. Slow down if you can and if it’s real bad just pull over," Boyd added.