As another line of strong storms raced across Ohio on Thursday, at least three deaths are being attributed to a possible tornado. By Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service had confirmed at least three tornadoes in Ohio: one each in the counties of Mercer, Licking, and Crawford, and Richland.

At least three people have died in a mass casualty incident in Logan County, Ohio, as a result of a probable tornado that impacted a trailer park close to Indian Lake, northwest of Columbus.


The storms left Delaware County, which is located just north of Columbus, severely damaged. Its status as a tornado has not yet been certified by the NWS.


At Berlin Middle School’s community, The Pines at Berlin Station, siding was torn off of homes and one roof was destroyed. A tarpaulin flapped over a large hole in the side of another house.

Although fallen power lines barred the middle school, locals who had visited the school said that the field’s scoreboard was removed and the building’s windows were broken. There were at least six downed electricity transmission towers lying in the field between the middle school and the subdivision.

Tornado touchdowns were also reported near Jenera in Hancock County south of Findlay in northwest Ohio and near Plymouth along the Huron-Richland counties line. Another tornado is suspected in Wapakoneta in western Ohio.


Thus far, three tornadoes have been confirmed by the NWS Wilmington office. First, in far western Mercer County, near the Ohio–Indiana line, an EF1 tornado made landfall. In Licking County, to the northeast of Columbus, a another EF1 tornado made landfall north of Johnstown. Later today, further details will be accessible, including tracking data and its maximum wind speed.

Thirdly, the NWS has verified that there was at least high-end EF2 tornadic damage close to Orchard Island, which is located in Logan County along Indian Lake. Teams of surveyors are presently surveying the area and the area surrounding Lakeview, the scene of three fatalities, for storm damage.
The NWS’s Cleveland office has confirmed two twisters. First, an EF2 tornado touched down in Crawford and Richland counties. That twister had a top wind speed of 120 mph, was on the ground for 10 miles and had a 250-yard width.

It started northeast of New Washington in Crawford County, moving eastward across Auburn Township and into Richland County. The tornado caused extensive damage to homes, outbuildings, trees, and power poles along the path. Second, an EF1 tornado was verified by the NWS in Hancock County, approximately 50 miles south of Toledo.


It was on the ground for 3.35 miles, with a maximum breadth of 100 yards, and a maximum wind speed of 105 mph. It began in Orange Township and moved eastward, causing damage to a number of houses and barns along its course. For more trending news click….

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