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Published: Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 6:46 AM
Updated: Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 4:04 PM
— UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.:
The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in Clark County Sunday, with maximum winds of 70 mph.
The tornado struck several properties on Fox Hollow Road in German Twp. damaging trees and several sections of fencing.
The tornado then struck a mobile home park on Upper Valley Pike, where an unoccupied home had its roof removed entirely and thrown about 150 feet to the north into a field.
Insulation from the home also was scattered in the trees high off the ground.
Further to the east, there were two semi trailers blown over near an industrial facility on Baker Road. Just north of the facility a tree also was uprooted.
Once the tornado reached the city of Springfield it snapped a tree along U.S. 68 and a few soccer goals were blown over at the Eagle City Soccer Complex. A building at the complex also had some minor damage.
A survey of other areas north of the tornado path, including damage along Ridgewood, Willow and Middle Urbana roads, were determined to be the result of straight line winds.
The tornado was estimated to be on the ground for approximately 2.7 miles with a maximum width of 80 yards.
The National Weather Service will conduct a storm survey in Clark County today.
The survey will determine what caused damaged to the area during Sunday’s storms.
NWS confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Clark County on Friday, one in South Charleston and the other a mile southwest of South Vienna.
The tornado remained over open fields, caused no damage and is based on video and eyewitness accounts, the weather service investigators said in a statement. It is being rated EF-Unknown.
Sunday’s severe storms and high winds caused damage to several mobile homes, as well as knocked over mobile homes in Springfield. Power lines and trees were also reported to be down.
The county, in addition to others, was also under various advisories and warnings, including a Tornado Watch.
At the storm’s peak, hundreds of customers were without power.
We will continue to monitor the damage reports and bring you the latest information.