Tornado confirmed in Pike County

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WILMINGTON, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Pike County on Wednesday.

The twister that struck in Waverly has been registered as an EF1. Officials said the maximum speed was 90 miles per hour with a maximum path length at three-quarters-of-a-mile and maximum path width of 125 yards.

A weak tornado briefly touched down, initially near Denver Road to the south of Left Fork Crooked Creek. Tornado damage consisted of primarily hardwood and softwood trees that were both snapped off above ground and uprooted. In addition, some structural damage was noted, including complete destruction of three outbuildings, and partial roof removal from a residential home. One additional home suffered minor structural damage to one side. Damage showed a distinctively convergent pattern in the immediate vicinity of Left Fork Crooked Creek, particularly in several stands of trees. In this area, tree damage was extensive and significant.

It’s the sixth confirmed tornado in Ohio from that storm system. Three were in Highland County, including one in Leesburg. The two others were near Cincinnati (Clermont and Hamilton County).

by Csaba Sukosd
Friday March 3rd, 2017

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