National Weather Service confirms tornado near Ona
ONA -- The National Weather Service in Charleston has confirmed a tornado touched down near Ona during Wednesday's severe storms.
The tornado hit about 3 miles north of Ona at about 9:30 p.m. and traveled a half mile. Experts said it has been rated an EF-1 tornado with an estimated maximum wind speed of 100 mph.
The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado on Friday.
It is the second tornado in the region that has been confirmed. The other touched down near Buena Vista in the Shawnee State Forest area in southwest Scioto County at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday.
That tornado was rated an EF-0 with an estimated maximum wind speed of 80 mph. No injuries were reported because of it.
In regards to the tornado near Ona, a survey team took a look at the damage on Thursday after learning from the Division of Natural Resources that a forest was leveled near the intersection of Rush Hollow Road and Howells Mill Road.
No one suffered injuries from the tornado, but a homeowner told the team that a tree fell on a house, causing significant structural damage in the front portion of a home.
Further inspection of the woods behind the home revealed extensive tree damage -- both snapped and uprooted trees -- from the top of the ridge behind the home extending a half mile east down to Howells Mill Road with a maximum width of 400 yards.
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