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