High winds cause severe damage across Montgomery County

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If you live in Montgomery County, chances are, you woke up Sunday night to howling wind.
 
The National Weather Service issued high wind warnings through 6 p.m. Monday, and significant damage throughout the county explained why.
 
Fire and rescue said at least half a dozen homes were damaged by fallen trees, and at the height of the storm, several thousand were without power.
 
But even with gusts up to 60 mph, MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said no one was injured.
 
“I think it’s a good time that people ought to take a look around their home, make sure it’s safe and have a plan of what to do in an emergency,” said Piringer.
 
While the high wind warning ends Monday evening, people should still exercise high levels of caution throughout the week as loose debris can continue to cause damage.

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