• Bill Raines

Clean-up Efforts Continue Following Wednesday Storm in Bedford

BEDFORD - ( April 14, 2022) - Clean-up efforts was in full force this morning following Wednesday night storm in which a funnel cloud went over the city of Bedford.


(Bedford Street Department continues to clean up debris following the Wednesday storm)


There are reports there might have been more than one funnel cloud that passed over the city.



The storm caused damages to local businesses which included Rural King, signage at the KFC on James Avenue. Winds knocking down power lines along 5th Street and near White Lane on the city's north end. A street lamp on 15th Street in the 1000 block was knocked over by the high winds. There were a few homes that had damage on S Street that brought down cable and power lines.


Duke Energy continues to make repair to powerlines on the north end. A total of 1,100 customers were without power Wednesday night with most of the customers having their power restored by 9:00 p.m.


However, Duke had to make additional repairs at 5:48 a.m. this morning and later today around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon which is causing temporary outages to it's customers.




Bedford Street Department crews were working to clean-up debris along the city streets.



Employees from GM Powertrain, hospitals, and nursing homes and their residents took shelter when the tornado sirens alerted residents of the storm.



In Mitchell, the city sirens did not operate which prompted the fire department and police department to alert residents of the tornado warning.


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Other pictures of the storm damage





Rick Butterfield is working on a electrical box at a home on the city's northside


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