The tornado hit during a three-minute period (4:56 to 4:59 p.m.), cutting a path of 4.3 miles. There were no injuries reported.
The first visual sign of damage was seen on Cortsville Road.
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A barn, which was owned by resident Ryan Barclay, was destroyed, leaving debris strewn across his yard. The barn was was built to replace one destroyed by the 1974 Xenia tornado. An adjacent barn was left standing.
Barclay estimated the total damage to his properties to be about $50,000.
A huge pine tree was thrown into the yard of Angie and Larry Yoakum. The Yoakums said their home’s roof, shingles and siding were also damaged by the storm.
Greene County farmer Randy Rife said his farm at 2423 Clifton Road lost a porch, grain bins, barns, three ewes and two lambs in an early April tornado. STAFF PHOTO
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The tornado also caused heavy damage to another farm in the area with metal and piles of loose bricks thrown across the property and into the road.
Three ewes and one lamb were killed during the tornado.
Members of Xenia High School Future Farmers of America helped clean up debris left by the storm.