CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Unusually strong winds, rain and lightening pelted the region early Sunday morning after a record-setting warm day.
A little more than 2,000 people were without power in Southern West Virginia Sunday morning after the storm passed through.
Strong gusts blew down trees and caused outages. Joe Merchant, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Charleston, said the storm went through Huntington at 1:30 a.m. Sunday and hit the Charleston area about an hour later.
An airport in Athens, Ohio, recorded gusts up to 64 mph and in Point Pleasant winds reached speeds of 51 mph. Winds in Parkersburg were recorded at 60 mph. A 48 mph gust was recorded at Yeager Airport in Charleston.
"We have a number of reports in Kanawha County around 2 a.m. of damaging winds," Merchant said. "Someone called in and reported a 10-foot by 10-foot section of shingles were ripped off of a roof."
He said a number of trees were knocked down in Putnam County. Trees also took down a few power lines in St. Albans.
Some homes in the Sissonville area had damaged roofs, including some homes that lost sections of shingles.
"That was the most part as far as damage goes," Merchant said. "Trees falling down around the area."
Liz Halstead of St. Albans said an outdoor trampoline at her home was blown from her yard, scratched her son's truck, crossed the road and was found hanging from a phone line.
"Thank goodness we didn't lose power," she said in an online message to the Daily Mail.
Belle resident Jessica Fidler lost a portion of her roof, which she said caused a ceiling leak in her daughter's bedroom.
"We are praying the ceiling doesn't fall in," she said.