NWS confirms tornado touchdown Saturday in Delaware Co.


DELAWARE, OH (WCMH) — The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that an EF-0 tornado touched down in northern Delaware County on Saturday.

Joe McLead, the co-owner of Sugar Valley Farm, said he got calls from concerned friends Saturday. He has 85 horses on his 150-acre breeding farm.

“‘We know your horses are all throughout the farm and thought maybe you might want to run up and check,’ and that was right when I started hearing the sirens,” McLead said.

All of his horses were safe, McLead said. But several trees on his property were destroyed. One crushed a fence.

“You just never hear of tornadoes coming through here,” McLead said. “You think about your animals first, and property damage, you know, those things can always be fixed.”

The National Weather Service did not confirm the tornado itself hit McLead’s property, but it’s clear the storm did damage his property.

McLead said his neighbor has a tree removal company, and he’ll get the fencing company to give him an estimate. He said he estimates it will cost him about $5,000 to fix everything.

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