NWS confirms tornado touched in Williamsburg

March 29th, 2017    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

By Brett Milam

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A tornado touched down in Williamsburg on March 26, according to the National Weather Service.

The path the tornado took in Williamsburg on March 26, 2017, according to the NWS.

The tornado touched down at 2:24 p.m., with wind speeds at 90 mph, a path width of 70 yards and traveled for about .3 miles before coming to an end, the NWS said.

No fatalities or injuries were reported.

The EF-1 tornado, which is based on the Enhanced Fujita Scale ranging from EF-0 to EF-5, is a “moderate” damage tornado.

“A weak tornado briefly touched down, initially just in front of a tree line south of Concord Hennings Mill Road,” the NWS said in its report.

A small barn was overturned, along with a camper, the NWS said.

“The tornado then headed northeast and caused structural damage to a residence on Concord Hennings Mill Road,” the NWS report said.

Garage door walls were collapsed at that residence, with the roof blown off and debris scattered into a field north of Concord Hennings Mill Road.

According to county officials, a Ohio State Highway Patrol patrolman first spotted the tornado and then Williamsburg Fire & EMS confirmed structural damage to two homes at the intersection of Concord Hennings Mill Road and Concord Meadows Lane.

County officials said the property owner also confirmed he saw a funnel cloud.

Earlier this month on March 1, an EF-1 tornado touched down in the county, primarily in Pierce Township and the village of Chilo, costing $1 million in damage.

No word is yet available on damage estimates from the Williamsburg tornado.

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