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The National Weather Service has confirmed two weak tornadoes in Ohio between Thursday night and early Friday afternoon.
The first was estimated to have touched down at 10:55 p.m. Thursday near Phillipsburg in Montgomery County. The NWS rated it an EF0 with an estimated maximum wind speed of 85 mph. Its maximum path width was 100 yards and the NWS says it traveled 1 mile.
The second was confirmed in Delaware County shortly after 12 p.m. Friday. The damage was located about 5 miles east of the city of Delaware. According to the NWS, preliminary information from the damage survey team shows the damage was consistent with a weak tornado.
More specific details will be released Friday afternoon.
The enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:
EF0: Wind speeds 65-85 MPH
EF1: Wind speeds 86-110 MPH
EF2: Wind speeds 111-135 MPH
EF3: Wind speeds 136-165 MPH
EF4: Wind speeds 166-200 MPH
EF5: Wind speeds greater than 200 MPH
Whether practicing in a tornado drill or sheltering during a warning, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness encourages you to DUCK!
D - Go DOWN to the lowest level U - Get UNDER something C - COVER your head K - KEEP in shelter until the storm has passed
"My husband and I flew over Cloverdale today in our helicopter from Findlay. We took these pictures in hope that it would stir up a sense of desperation and need for people to help the families affected."More >>
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