LILLY CHAPEL, Ohio (WCMH) — A tornado touched down in Lilly Chapel Monday evening, not far from the Franklin County line.
A stretch of Lilly Chapel-Georgesville Road saw the most damage as trees came down, the power went out, and a barn was completely destroyed with the roof landing in two separate neighbor’s yards.
“The damage on the ground, the radar, and what we saw in the video, definitely confirms there was a tornado in Madison County,” Chief Meteorologist Dave Mazza said.
The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado Monday evening.
Folks along the street said it was the first time they’d experienced a tornado coming through their neighborhood and it came and went in an instant.
“I got some shingles, a tree, my neighbor had an electrical fire,” said Lilly Chapel resident Adam Hayes. “You know the barn across the street went down. It’s destroyed. But everyone is good, so just going to be finding damage for the next couple of days.”
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“I was sitting here at the table and all of a sudden, I see the roof come up off the barn and it’s flying this way,” said Lilly Chapel resident Debra Johns. “I thought it was going to hit the back of the house. And it ended up landing here.”
The neighbors said they all checked in with each other and everyone was safe.
A survey crew will be in the area Tuesday to determine the strength of the tornado and get other details.
One video shot by Steve G., above, along SR 665 at West Jefferson-Kiousville Road, shows the funnel cloud forming.
Another video shot by Vicki S. in the same area shows a formed funnel cloud.
Aaron C. posted these two videos, showing the tornado form then dissapate.