FAYETTEVILLE, Ohio -- A microburst with wind speeds up to 75 mph hit part of Brown County during Friday night's storms, according to the National Weather Service.
The NWS office in Wilmington confirmed the microburst struck Fayetteville at about 6:24 p.m., leaving straight-line wind damage about 150 yards wide and a half-mile long.
Numerous trees were damaged, a few trees were uprooted, and some trees were snapped. Wind ripped roofing material off one building and siding off another.
No one was injured.
A microburst's peak winds last less than 5 minutes. According to the NWS, they may induce dangerous horizontal and vertical wind shears, which can hurt aircraft performance and cause property damage.
Straight-line winds are generally any wind that is not associated with rotation, used mainly to differentiate them from tornadoes.
Friday night's storms left more than 40,000 Duke Energy customers without power. About 2,000 remained without electricity as of 6 a.m. Sunday.