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Storm’s havoc in Chester County compared to Hugo

May 12, 2011 9:27:00 AM - thestate.com
Storms with winds that reached 90 mph ripped through Chester County early Wednesday, causing damage emergency officials are saying is the worst since Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

Damage totals could reach into the millions of dollars, emergency workers said, as dozens of homes and businesses were smashed by falling trees or had roofs ripped off.

No injuries had been reported by late Wednesday.

The only deaths were scores of baby turkeys at a farm in northwestern Chester County – but property damage is severe over much of the county.

“There are spots where it looks like a war zone,” said Ed Darby, the county’s deputy emergency management director. “The city of Chester seems to have gotten it the worst.”

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