High winds amid tornado warnings cause damage in northwest Ohio
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 02:17:56 GMT —
Heavy winds from storms rolling through the midwest are caused damage to buildings and left thousands without power in Ohio Sunday.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of the state through Sunday and various counties have been under tornado warnings.
Wood County Director of Emergency Management Brad Gilbert says that two people went to the hospital to be evaluated for minor injuries when their house suffered substantial damage in Jerry City, about 10 miles southeast of Bowling Green.
More than 38,000 customers are without power across northwest Ohio due to the storm. A majority are in Wood County.
Tornado sirens were heard in Lucas County and several other northwest Ohio counties shortly after the quick-moving storm made its way into the state.
Straight line winds from the storm were as high as 85 mph in some areas. Damage reported to the WNWO newsroom includes:
-2 miles NE of Mandale (Putnam County): Trailer destroyed on Township Highway 48 (east of SR 66)
-Semi overturned on U.S. 24 at the Henry and Lucas County line. Also, lots of trees and powerlines down throughout Henry County
-Two foot diameter trees uprooted in Sylvania
-Damage to trailers in Friendly Village Trailer Court near Perrysburg.
-Reports of a roof blown off a building at 795 and Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
-Numerous trees and widespread power outages in Perrysburg.
-Poles and powerlines down at SR53 and 592 near Tiffin
-In Sherwood (Defiance County), CSX gate broken and a pole on top of a house and car.
-Reports of damage to the drive in movie theater in Oregon, Ohio.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)