Cincinnati tornado leaves damage

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado hit Cincinnati

In a statement issued at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, weather service officials in Wilmington said the twister hit at 10:18 p.m. Wednesday and was on the ground approximately 0.75 miles moving at a maximum wind speed of 80 mph. There were no fatalities or injuries.

Weather service officials call the statement preliminary and is subject to change, pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data.

“Throughout the path, numerous large tree limbs and hardwood trees were knocked down, may pointing in opposing directions,” NWS officials said in the statement. “Shingles were also removed from multiple sides of several residences.”

Farther east from the Westwood neighborhood, tree damage and some structural damage occurred at an apartment complex, where the roof was removed from both buildings.

NWS officials said that earlier in the day on Thursday, “Damage in this area had already been determined to be a result of straight-line winds… with maximum winds between 90 and 100 mph.”

Hamilton County Emergency Management officials and affected homeowners assisted weather service investigators with the damage survey, according to the NWS statement.

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