A confirmed tornado, given a preliminary rating of EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, ripped through southwestern Ohio on Wednesday as severe thunderstorms rumbled through the region.Property
The tornado resulted in a state of emergency declaration after injuries and damage were reported and occurred one day after a harmful derecho event ripped through the northern Plains and Midwest.
The National Weather Service office in Wilmington conducted a storm survey in northern Clermont County Thursday morning and preliminary findings released at 9:40 a.m. EDT stated the damage was consistent with an EF2-rated tornado. Winds associated with an EF2 twister can range between 111 and 135 mph.
At roughly 3 p.m. Wednesday, a tornado struck the town of Goshen, Ohio, which lies 30 miles northeast of Cincinnati.
The radar-indicated whirlwind touched down amid a swath of storms that moved eastward into the Ohio Valley from the Midwest, creating nearly 100,000 power outages for Cincinnati-area residents.