Apr 15, 2019

SHELBY TORNADO UPD


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED ITS REPORT ON A TORNADO THAT TOUCHED DOWN IN NORTH-CENTRAL OHIO ON SUNDAY. THE SERVICE'S WILMINGTON OFFICE SAYS THAT THE EF-2 TORNADO DAMAGED ABOUT A HALF-DOZEN HOMES AND INJURED AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE IN THE AREA OF SHELBY, IN RICHLAND COUNTY. THE TWISTER THAT TOUCHED DOWN SHORTLY BEFORE 5 P.M. IS SAID TO HAVE TRAVELED 17 MILES WITH WIND SPEEDS UP-TO 125 MPH.
MUCH OF THE AREA IS WITHOUT POWER, WHICH ELECTRIC COMPANY OFFICIALS SAY WILL BE OUT UNTIL AT LEAST TOMORROW (TUESDAY).
THE AGENCY ALSO REPORTED IT'S POSSIBLE A SECOND TORNADO SWEPT THROUGH PART OF CLARK COUNTY IN WESTERN OHIO, DAMAGING MOBILE HOMES, BUT COULD NOT CONFIRM THE TWISTER.

Severe Weather Alert


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