Springfield neighborhood damaged by severe storm

A strong storm Sunday afternoon damaged a southwest Springfield neighborhood, tearing off roofing, knocking down trees and power lines and shutting down some streets.

The storm damage happened around 4 p.m. in the Sunnyland area off South Yellow Springs Street.

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Crews from Ohio Edison and Springfield Twp. fire department came to the scene to assist.

Nichole Ullery was on Seminole Avenue and said she thought it was a tornado.

Winds hit a neighbor’s roof, she said, causing significant damage, and knocked a tree into another neighbor’s house.

Ullery described the sky as “really, really white” on one side of the system.

The system knocked a utility pole and lines down.

The National Weather Service office in Wilmington did not indicate a damage assessment team would be sent to Springfield on Monday.

Clark County had an EF-2 tornado hit east of Shawnee High School in the early morning hours of Feb. 27 this year, damaging nearly 110 houses. It traveled 21.3 miles into Madison County and had maximum wind speeds of 130 mph, according to the National Weather Service. It caused minor injuries to three people.

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