Microburst caused storm damage in Man Friday afternoon

Updated: Jun 19

PHOTO | Bill Lusk

A building in Man had its roof tore off following a microburst that ripped through town on Friday afternoon.

Bill Lusk | WVOW News

MAN A microburst is to blame for the damage left behind in Friday's storm that ripped through Man.


A powerful line of storms came through Man Friday afternoon snapping and uprooting trees across Buffalo Creek near the intersection of Bridge Street and Market Street.


A building along Main Street had its roof ripped off, a house suffered severe roof damage and a building flipped onto a truck. A business on backstreet had its warehouse window blown out by the storm.


Leaves, limbs and branches could be seen littering Bridge and Main Streets and a number of residents reported shingles missing from their residences. Power lines and telephones lines were also damaged in the storm.


Residents compared the storm to that of a EF1 tornado.


The National Weather Service conducted a storm survey Saturday and found that a microburst producing winds up to 80 to 90 mph and covering 0.4 miles swept through Man between 2:18 and 2:19 p.m.


No injuries were reported, and power has since been restored to the town.

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