NWS confirms at least two tornado touchdowns in Mercer Co., another confirmed in Clark Co.
CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- The National Weather Service confirmed Monday evening another tornado touched down in South Vienna.
The NWS says it was an EF-1 tornado with wind speeds between 86 to 110 miles per hour.
Exact information about timing and the tornadoes width and path are still being determined.
This is one of at least three tornadoes that touched down in the Miami Valley Sunday, November 5.
CELINA, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The National Weather Service has confirmed at least two tornadoes touched down Sunday in Mercer County. The NWS reported tornadoes touching down just outside St. Anthony, another in Celina and in Wabash. The tornadoes caused extensive damage to buildings in Celina and in rural areas.
According to the National Weather Service, an EF-2 can have wind speeds between 111 and 135 mph. Eight people were injured in the storms but none of those injuries are considered serious.
A view from the air from FOX 45's Sky View drone shows a path of damage from the storm. The roof of the Dollar General store in town shows extensive damage.
The storm left thousands without power, but in a noon update from the Mercer County sheriff and the mayor of Celina, authorities say most people's power has been restored. Celina's mayor said he has signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency for the city but says he does not have a dollar figure at this time for the damage.
Celina Mayor Jeffrey Hazel says as of noon Monday, 40 businesses did not have power. Celina schools were closed Monday due to having no power. Hazel is now urging residents who are in the dark without power and need assistance to call the city. While damage is plain to see, Hazel said businesses that do not have major damage can be back up and running in a few weeks.
Throughout town, trees have been snapped by wind, leaving debris scattered in people's yards.
FOX 45 found damage from the storm as far out as eight miles from Celina. In one area, meteorologist Mike Joyce found a 130 barn that was leveled by the storm. According to farmers, some livestock were killed.