More Damage From Tuesday Evening's Storms: Butler And Wayne Counties
Southeast Ohio And Eastern Indiana —
As the sun came up on Wednesday morning, even more damage was evident from Tuesday evening's storms. High winds, up to 60 mph, plowed through Butler and Wayne Counties, leaving substantial damage behind in a few areas.
Strong winds slammed into the town of Boston as storms were racing through Eastern Indiana, toppling almost a dozen empty rail cars. Each car was knocked off of their wheels. In some cases, the wheels themselves were partially removed from the tracks. The rail cars were parked next to a local grain elevator awaiting a pick-up.
And only minutes later, just before 9pm, the same line of storms leveled a half mile stretch of power poles near highway 732 outside of Oxford, as they entered into Butler County.
A few miles down the road in Millville and McGonigle, a barn and a greenhouse both sustained damage from the powerful straight line wind gusts associated with the storms. For the local business that owned the greenhouse, the damage was far worse than in any other part of the county.
Winds ripped off part of the greenhouse's plastic roof, actually pushing the structure slightly sideways. Steel bars inside were twisted and mangled. Rows of plants were immediately exposed. Sub-freezing temperatures followed just a few hours after the destruction.
The Butler County greenhouse was growing plants for spring and summer sales. The damage and cold air combined to take out almost 80% of the local business' inventory.
The storms then quickly moved east, spreading damage across the rest of the Miami Valley.