Central, SW Ohio Hammered in Latest Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak

WILMINGTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – While we escaped any significant thunderstorm activity on Wednesday, parts of southwest and central Ohio were hard hit.

Two tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service.

One of them: an EF-2 twister with maximum winds of 130 miles an hour that tore roofs off buildings and even knocked down walls.

An insurance company employee and a firefighter were injured in Goshen in Clermont County.

There was also significant flooding in Columbus, where over 4 and a half inches of rain was recorded in a 24-hour period.

Severe weather did a number in a number of counties in southwest and central Ohio on Wednesday… Though most of the damage was from straight line winds, two tornadoes touched down in Clermont and Brown Counties with two reported injuries… And a reported 4.63 inches of rain in a 24-hour period in Columbus caused flooding, with a number of vehicles stranded at I-71 and I-670 near the downtown area.