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Central Ohio escapes severe storm damage as reported tornadoes hit other parts of Ohio

(Courtesy: WKEF/WRGT)

A tornado warning was very briefly issued for Clark and Madison Counties before being cancelled within 10 minutes and replaced by a severe thunderstorm warning.

There was one report of some damage to fences and power lines in South Vienna (Clark County).

Franklin County experienced a severe thunderstorm warning with a wind gust of 56 mph recorded at John Glenn International Airport and over an inch of rain reported. In Thornville (Perry County), there were some reports of trees and power lines down after they too were issued a severe thunderstorm warning.

An emergency manager reported an EF1 tornado approximately 200 yards wide touched down on the east side of Celina in the business district with several buildings damaged, including roofs torn off. The official also said over 100 vehicles were damaged with some windows blown out. The National Weather Service says two separate tornadoes likely struck in Mercer County -- near Wabash and Celina -- and will send a team Monday morning to assess the damage to determine the strength of the tornado.

In a video recorded by Alyssa Roth, you can see multiple buildings with roofs ripped off and walls caved in down Havemann Road, including a Dollar General and Crown Equipment Corporation. There are also numerous power lines down after several utility poles were either snapped or knocked down.

Reports of damage include the areas of East Market Street, Livingston Street and Grand Lake Road.

There was also a confirmed tornado touchdown in Jay County, Indiana, which is just west of Mercer County.

There was also another reported tornado in Erie County near Sandusky with some storm spotter reports of damage, but no word from the NWS.



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