(PHOTOS) Thousands without Power following Severe Storms

Dozens of pines were toppled west of CCMH along Route 6, where a tornado is suspected of touching down.

POTTER COUNTY – Thousands of area residents remain without power following severe thunderstorms and a possible tornado, which impacted the region yesterday, downing trees across Potter County.

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital is open and fully functioning on generator power. County offices are partially open today.

Energy company representatives have been reluctant to provide a power restoration time.

Currently, fuel is only available at the former Grubb-N-Stuff in Sweden Valley and the gas station in Austin. Most of Coudersport remains crippled, but Jubilee and Costa’s food markets are open and have power.

Sheetz and McDonalds have brought in portable refrigerators for their stock. McDonalds is closed, but Sheetz is open on a limited basis.

Dugout at Highschool was completely destroyed. Several pines were also uprooted in this area, where a possible tornado may have originated.

The Potter County Department of Emergency Services estimates over 4,900 homes and businesses remain without power. Ulysses residents appear to have power and access to internet.

CoudyNews will continue to provide updated information as possible.

This truck, which appears to have been parked within the woods near the High School, was crushed by several trees.

Pine tree completely uprooted near High School. Several other trees in the area were toppled.


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4 Comments

  1. Lvanett says:

    My mom lives in Bingham Township and they do not have power at this time (July 27 5:43pm EST). She is about 2 mins. from Ulysses. So sad to see such devastation.

  2. Sda219 says:

    Truely Sad To See Such devastation. I have family in sweden valley. And I’ve been trying to reach them for quite some time. Since it happened. I haven’t seen this much since the ones that came through back in ’03

  3. Lorischmitt says:

    does anyone know if there was damage around the Austin Costello Sportsmans Club?

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