NORTHWEST OHIO (WTVG) - Severe storms and at least six confirmed tornadoes swept across Northwest Ohio Sunday damaging homes, buildings and injuring a child.
In Sandusky County, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirms an EF-1 tornado caused significant damage to the roofs of three homes in Townsend Township in Sandusky County. A home near Vickery was also heavily damaged by the storm. 13abc's Ben Cathey reports a 25-foot trailer was tossed and a nearby home was ripped apart.
NWS investigators report an EF-2 tornado touched down in Seneca County near the Village of Republic, downing several trees and completely destroying a large barn. In another part of the county, an EF-1 tornado damaged at least five homes near West Lodi. A NWS report states that debris from storage sheds was launched into some of the homes with "projectiles sticking into three of the our sides of each house."
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz wrote on Facebook that his city sustained "widespread damage" in Tiffin's South end.
Further east, NWS investigators confirmed an EF-1 tornado swept across Erie County damaging homes, trees and a barn near Bloomingville. Minor damage was also reported at NASA's Plum Brook research station.
An EF-1 tornado also touched down near Steuben in Huron County. Reports show that tornado damaged two grain silos, a home and a barn. Another report shows an EF-0 tornado destroyed a mobile home, uprooted trees and damaged a small barn near Fitchville.
In Hancock County, the National Weather Service reports straight line winds in excess of 80 miles per-hour caused problems for residents and businesses.
A Ralphies restaurant in Findlay sustained extensive damage. The Mayor of Findlay posted a message on social media that the "north side of ...Findlay experienced significant damage during the storm." Schools in Findlay were closed Monday because of the scattered debris.
Parts of Wauseon in Fulton County were damaged by downed limbs and power lines. Fire Chief Rick Sluder tells 13abc a child was injured when she came into contact with an electrical line outside her home. She was taken to a local hospital and reported to be conscious and alert. Her injuries were not believe to be life threatening.
A scoreboard at the local high school was blown over "on its face," according to the fire chief and some roof damage was reported at the local middle school. Most of the damage happened along an isolated path on the north side of Wauseon stretching east to the high school along railroad tracks. Chief Sluder said he believed the damage was the result of straight line winds and not a tornado.
The Fulton County Sheriff's office told 13abc that there was significant damage to the roof of the ConAgra plant in Archbold.
The Henry County EMA tells 13abc that they experienced 50 to 60 mph winds for about five to seven minutes. A large highway sign was blown onto U.S. 24 at Napoleon.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were posted for several counties including Lucas, Wood, Fulton and Williams counties. A tornado watch was issued by the National Weather Service until 7:00pm.
Police were investigating some accidents and Toledo police were responding to personal injury accidents only Sunday afternoon. At 3:30pm, about 3,402 Toledo Edison customers were without power. AEP reports only 20 outage cases at 3:35pm. DTE reported about 100-500 outages in Frenchtown Township in Monroe County as of 3:35pm Sunday.
A tornado watch posted Sunday afternoon was cancelled by the National Weather Service shortly before 5:30pm.