..PRELIMINARY EF1 TORNADO IN PAULDING AND PUTNAM COUNTIES  

  
A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS EXAMINED DAMAGE IN  
EASTERN PAULDING COUNTY OHIO INTO NORTHWEST PUTNAM COUNTY OHIO  
AND FOUND EVIDENCE OF AN EF1 TORNADO.  
 
THE TORNADO BEGAN ON COUNTY ROAD 205 BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD 263 AND  
TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY T-211 IN PAULDING COUNTY...ENDING JUST NORTH OF  
TOWNSHIP ROAD D BETWEEN TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY 23 AND 22 IN PUTNAM  
COUNTY. DAMAGE PATH LENGTH WAS ABOUT FIVE MILES AND MAXIMUM  
DAMAGE WIDTH WAS AROUND 175 YARDS. AS THE TORNADO TOUCHED  
DOWN...A BARN ROOF WAS DAMAGED ALONG WITH A FEW TREES. THE TORNADO  
MOVED NORTHEAST AND DESTROYED A BARN ON COUNTY ROAD 263 JUST NORTH  
OF COUNTY ROAD 86 NEAR THE PAULDING-PUTNAM COUNTY LINE. FURTHER  
NORTH...THREE BARNS AND A GARAGE WERE DESTROYED. A CORN CRIB WAS  
PUSHED FOUR FEET OFF OF ITS FOUNDATION. DEBRIS FROM THE GARAGE AND  
BARNS WAS FOUND UP TO A ONE HALF MILE TO THE NORTHEAST. FURTHER  
NORTHEAST ON STATE ROUTE 613 IN HARTSBURG...MINOR TREE DAMAGE WAS  
FOUND ALONG WITH A FEW HOUSES WITH SHINGLE DAMAGE. AT THE  
INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 24 AND COUNTY HIGHWAY E...A HOUSE  
RECEIVED SIDING DAMAGE. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST NEAR THE  
INTERSECTION OF TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY 23 AND TOWNSHIP ROAD D...WHERE A  
BARN ROOF WAS TORN OFF. DEBRIS WAS FOUND IN A FIELD TO THE  
NORTHEAST WHERE THE TORNADO LIFTED.  
 
WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN EF1 TORNADO RANGE FROM 85 TO 110  
MPH. MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO WERE  
AROUND 100 MPH. 


Here are a few pictures of the damage associated with this tornado.


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