PICKAWAY COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — The National Weather Service out of Wilmington confirmed a tornado touched down in Pickaway County early Saturday morning.
The NWS confirmed the tornado Saturday afternoon, saying it struck during the early morning hours west-northwest of Kingston.
NWS reported a home lost its roof and numerous trees were felled as the storm moved through just before 2 a.m.
Power lines were also knocked down. Crews from South Central Power Company worked along State Route 159 outside of Tarlton to assess how long power will be out in the areas.
Fire crews were also on scene to reroute travelers.
As of Saturday afternoon, the NWS also confirmed two tornados near South Salem village, one near Frankfort in Ross County, and two tornados northeast of Hillsboro in Highland County.
The first tornado in South Salem was an EF0, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 80 miles per hour. The NWS said a child sustained minor injuries from flying glass as a result of the storm. The second was classified as an EF2, with estimated winds of up to 115 miles per hour.
NWS said the first Hillsboro tornado was an EF0, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 80 miles per hour, while the second was an EF1, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 95 miles per hour.
NBC4 meteorologist Ben Gelber said recorded tornados after midnight this late into October in Ohio are rare.