3 tornado touchdowns confirmed in Mercer County

MERCER COUNTY — UPDATE @ 1:57 p.m. (Nov. 6):

A third tornado touchdown has been confirmed near Wabash in Mercer County.  The third touchdown was an EF-2 tornado with maximum winds of 120 mph and a path length of 8 miles, according to the National Weather Service.

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UPDATE @ 12:15 p.m. (Nov. 6)

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-2 tornado in Celina Sunday, according to preliminary reports.

UPDATE @ 12 p.m. (Nov. 6)

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-2 tornado near St. Anthony in Mercer County caused devastating damage Sunday afternoon.

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.

EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.

EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.

EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.

EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.

EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph

More detailed information will be released later today..

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Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said Burville Road south of Ohio 29 remains closed, as well as parts of Mud Pike Road in Celina.

He said many farms and turkey barns were destroyed. Farmers in the area are bringing out their equipment to help their neighbors in need, Grey said.

Celina Mayor Jeff Hazel said Grand Lake and Havemann roads in Celina also remain shut.

Power is restored to about 90 percent of the city. A total of 40 businesses are without power.


A storm survey is scheduled for Monday morning and will reveal more details about the severe storms that made their way through Wabash and Celina.

The survey will focus on supercell thunderstorms that moved through the county, according to the weather service.

Late Sunday, Celina Mayor Jeffrey Hazel declared a State of Emergency for the city.

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Of the two suspected tornadoes, the strongest hit the east end of Celina’s business district. The National Weather Service said preliminary reports indicate a EF-1 tornado caused the damage.

Final results from the survey are expected later Monday, with officials saying the study may move east into Western Auglaize County.

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