PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — One person was injured after storms blew through Pickaway County Sunday afternoon, according to the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office.
According to an alert from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, someone was trapped inside a camper when the wind blew it over approximately four miles south of Circleville. The sheriff’s office later confirmed one person was injured.
The alert, which was issued at 4:35 p.m., came in from the Pickaway County 911 call center, according to the National Weather Service.
The sheriff’s office said the RV tipped over on the 2000 block of Kingston Pike.
Carlton Stroop, a Pickaway Township resident, said his neighbor’s RV was knocked over by the storm, and that his neighbor was inside of it. Stroop said she was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK.
“Property can be replaced,” Stroop said. “Human lives, that’s a different story.”
Stroop was inside his home with his wife and dogs when the storm hit.
“I heard a lot of hail hit the house and then a roar,” he said.
The roofing above the Stroops’ porch was thrown across the street and there is a hole above his dining room.
“The whole house started shaking and then I could hear parts of the roof flying off,” Stroop said.
His neighbors helped him put tarps on his home, where he’s lived for more than 20 years. Houses nearby had been damaged by weather before, Stroop said, but this was the worst his has been damaged.
“It was here and it was gone so quick that all you’re doing is just reacting and looking to see what the damage was and if your neighbors are OK and so forth,” he said.
Nearby, Logan Elm High School was also damaged in the storm. Storage trailers were moved across the school’s parking lot, with one nearly being pushed into a building. The fence around the football field was also damaged.
The National Weather Service is scheduled to conduct a survey Monday of damage between Circleville and Kingston to determine if a tornado touched down.