Officials say straight-line winds caused damage in Millersburg

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
A number of trees and outbuildings were damaged in Millersburg by the Nov. 11 storm.

Despite considerable damage to trees and out buildings in Millersburg from Wednesday night's storm, the National Weather Service office in the Quad Cities is not planning to send a team there to investigate possible tornadic activity.

"They weren't planning on going over there," John Haase, a forecaster at the Quad Cities NWS office, said Friday, Nov. 13. "They're going down to Warren County and that area. They're going to the Roseville and LaHarpe area."

Mercer County Sheriff David Staley said his deputies were all over the county, responding to calls Nov. 11. He said no deputies were in Millersburg during the storm but responded to calls there after the storm.

"We got called for some power lines over roads," Staley said. "The way the guys felt, it was straight-line winds and short lived."

Read more in the Nov. 18 edition of the Times Record