On May 17 in weather history...

1894 -- Tornadoes touched down in Williams and Fulton counties in Ohio. Four people were killed near Kunkle, and one of the bodies was carried over 1300 feet. The roar of the storm was heard for miles.

1996 -- 5" to 8" of rain fell across northern DeKalb County producing widespread flooding. Serious flooding along Fish Creek produced one fatality when a 33-year-old female tried to drive through flood waters and was swept away by the water. 10" of rain in six hours gave Antwerp and Bryan, Ohio their worst flooding in 70 years, with $3 million damage.

1999 -- Hail 1.75" in diameter fell at Rigdon and Gas City, and thunderstorm winds damaged roofs in Grant County. 81mph winds blew trees down in Paulding.


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