Estimates for the wind speeds varied between 50 mph to 70 mph. With Friday’s soaking, and showers extending through the weekend, the rain amount registered in Hillsboro for the first three days of August totaled 4.19 inches at the school weather station.
“I think the biggest thing we had was an awful lot of limbs down all over town,” said Larry Paine, Hillsboro city administrator. “On the city’s side, a considerable size and number at the (Memorial) park.”
“One of them actually landed in the pool,” he said. “The wind sheered the poles that were holding the umbrellas up near the base. That was pretty significant.
“The only time I’ve seen anything like that was the week or so after the Greensburg tornado and I went down there and saw the remains of a streetlight standard that was just twisted off, and the base was still screwed into the concrete. It was crazy.”
Paine said he didn’t think the electrical outages that occurred Friday night were city-wide.
City crews will be picking up tree limbs this week caused by the recent storm, Paine said. Limbs need to be curbside by Thursday, Aug. 8, to be removed by the city.
“The city provides this service for those unable to perform the task themselves,” according to a city notice. “Able-bodied individuals are asked to take the debris to the tree dump north of town, which is now open.”