Confirmed tornado causes damage in Columbus

September 27, 2018

Confirmed tornado causes damage in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A tornado with winds around 90 mph touched down Wednesday morning in east Columbus, damaging homes and uprooting trees, reports say.

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

The tornado set down just before 6 a.m., according to 10tv.com. It had a maximum width of 150 yards and traveled about 3.75 miles.

“I just heard the top of the house start vibrating, shaking,” resident Beverly Lykins tells WCMH Channel 4. “Scared me to death.”

The tornado caused roof and siding damage to numerous homes, uprooted and snapped trees, and also damaged utility poles, reports say. Two homes were heavily damaged when trees fell on them, the Dispatch reports.

There were no injuries reported.

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