Afternoon storms leave damage in south Columbus

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{ }Friday’s afternoon storms left damage to many homes on the city’s south side. (WSYX/WTTE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Friday’s afternoon storms left damage to many homes on the city’s south side.

Tree limbs and branches were scattered throughout many neighborhoods.

The roof of Michael Castle’s home suffered damage from high winds.

"There's shingles literally all over the yard. I didn't think it was that big of a storm,” said Castle.

In one neighborhood, part of a tree landed on top of a home and a tree fell in Deana Kramer’s backyard.

"It was just like a big windstorm come through and knock everything down and rain was pounding, hailing and all that,” said Kramer.

Juanita Ward may be considered the luckiest because her large pine was uprooted and knocked down by high winds and narrowly missed her home.

"I looked out the window and just seen something blow across my window. I look out my other window and here it is, a tree laying out in front my house,” said Ward.

Cleanup started shortly after the storms ended. Mitch Harmon’s camper and fence were damaged by the storm. He described the bad weather as some of the worst he has seen in his 16 years living in the neighborhood.

The south Columbus resident and others are hoping to avoid any more damaging weather.

"I just hope and pray that we don't have anymore,” explain Harmon.