Tornado touches down in West Alexandria, damage reported throughout Preble County

A tornado touched down in West Alexandria on Sunday evening and damage was also reported in other areas of Preble County

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The tornado, which reportedly was on the ground from a brief moment, was spotted by law enforcement looking northeast from Michael Avenue and Marty Lane, which is located on the western side of West Alexandria.

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The majority of the damage seems to be on Jordan Road. There’s lots of debris on the ground, a metal roof flew from a nearby barn.

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Also, a tree fell on a car in the 6400 block of Jordan.

“Based on photographs and damage reports, it is believed that a tornado was responsible for the damage near West Alexandria in Preble County, possibly continuing to the east into Montgomery County,” the NWS said in the release. “We will be in contact with emergency managers from affected counties to determine a specific plan for damage surveys.”

The tornado was preceded by severe storms that rolled through the Miami Valley on Sunday, putting several counties under severe thunderstorm warning.

Several other areas of damage were reported throughout Preble County, including uprooted trees on Toby Road near Eaton.

Two barns and multiple trees were also damaged in the 2400 block of Eaton New Hope Road.