Weather Service: Wind damages Edinburgh bleachers, downs trees

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Extensive storm damage to a cemetery and an athletic field in Edinburgh was caused by a microburst, not a tornado, the National Weather Service said.

Half of the bleachers on the south side of the Edinburgh Community High School athletics field were picked up, twisted and dropped upside down during the thunderstorm on Tuesday evening, said Stephanie Sichting, Johnson County Emergency Management director.

At Rest Haven Cemetery near U.S. 31, high winds uprooted or damaged nearly 70 trees, Edinburgh Police Chief David Mann said.

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