Severe weather rips through northwest Ohio
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 01:24:35 GMT —
Severe weather slammed northwest Ohio late Sunday afternoon and early evening, leaving many temporarily without power.
A long line of severe storms produced numerous wind gusts ranging from 60 mph to as high as 85 mph, which was recorded in Bowling Green.
Tornado Warnings were also issued, but no touchdowns have been confirmed. It will be up to the National Weather Service and their survey crews to determine if any tornadoes actually touched down, but it appears most damage was caused by straightline winds produced by the storms.
Those storms have since moved on but, in their wake, have left a swath of destruction behind. Here are some of the reports that have come in as of early Sunday evening:
-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.
A viewer also sent WNWO a photo of storm damage at the Circle K on Oregon Road.
In the immediate wake of the storm, hundreds were without power from Sylvania to Wood County. Most residents have had power restored as of late Sunday evening.