By BRENDAN KIRBY
Despite a tornado warning issued for the western section of Washington County, the area escaped Wednesday night's storm with little damage.
"Nothing to get too excited about," said Mike Shiffler, a Washington County emergency services dispatcher.
Brian Smith, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said radar showed that a storm just east of Hancock might have been accompanied by a tornado. But he said late Wednesday that there was no evidence that a funnel cloud had touched down.
Shiffler said the storm did knock out a couple of the tactical channels used by emergency services for communications, but they were back on line within about 15 minutes.