...PRELIMINARY EF1 TORNADO IN VAN WERT AND PAULDING COUNTIES...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS EXAMINED DAMAGE IN NORTHERN
VAN WERT COUNTY OHIO INTO CENTRAL PAULDING COUNTY OHIO AND FOUND EVIDENCE OF AN
EF1 TORNADO.

THE TORNADO BEGAN ON JOHN BROWN ROAD ABOUT ONE HALF MILE SOUTH OF
THE VAN WERT-PAULDING COUNTY LINE...ENDING 0.2 MILES NORTH
OF BROUGHTON NEAR BETTS ROAD. DAMAGE PATH LENGTH WAS ABOUT NINE AND
ONE QUARTER MILES AND MAXIMUM DAMAGE WIDTH WAS AROUND 350 YARDS WIDE. AS THE
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN...A GRAIN SILO WAS DESTROYED. THE TORNADO
TRAVELED NORTHEAST THROUGH THE TOWN OF HAVILAND...WERE A GARAGE DOOR WAS
BLOWN IN AND NUMEROUS HOUSES HAD SHINGLE AND TREE DAMAGE. FURTHER NORTHEAST...
TWO BARNS AND MULTIPLE GRAIN BINS WERE DESTROYED. A LARGE DOOR FROM A THIRD BARN
WAS RIPPED OFF...AND A HOUSE NEAR THIS BARN SUSTAINED DAMAGE. DEBRIS FROM THE
BARNS WAS FOUND ONE HALF MILE TO THE NORTHEAST. FURTHER NORTHEAST NEAR COUNTY
ROADS 117 AND 72...TWO LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND A HOUSE SUSTAINED
WINDOW AND ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST INTO THE TOWN
OF BROUGHTON...WHERE A HOUSE SUSTAINED DAMAGE AND TREES WERE DAMAGED.
DEBRIS WAS FOUND IN A FIELD TO THE NORTHEAST WHERE THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED.

WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN EF1 TORNADO RANGE FROM 85 TO 110 MPH. MAXIMUM
ESTIMATED WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO WERE AROUND 105 MPH.

 


Here are some pictures of the damage sustained in Paulding County. 

(Photo courtesy of Randy Shaffer, Paulding Co. EM)

(Photo courtesy of Randy Shaffer, Paulding Co. EM)

(Photo courtesy of Randy Shaffer, Paulding Co. EM)


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