NWS confirms tornado touched down in Miami County Wednesday

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PLEASANT HILL, OH (WDTN) – The National Weather Service confirms an EF0 tornado touched down in Miami County May 30.

The NWS says the tornado touched down near Pleasant Hill in Miami County with winds of 65 miles per hour.

A detailed report will be issued by the NWS later tonight.

The remnants of Hurricane Alberto brought a line of storms through the Miami County Wednesday night bringing heavy rain and at least one possible tornado.

According to the Piqua Daily Call, a motor-home canopy in the 5200 block of State Route 718, near Greenlee Road, was destroyed by high winds.

Resident Dave Deaton told the Piqua Daily Call he was in his garage as the storm moved through between 8:00 and 8:15 p.m.

Deaton said that the rain began to fall harder and “the back window of the garage was sucked out,” followed by a loud crash. He went outside to investigate and found the destroyed building, which sat least than 50 feet from his garage, lying twisted on the ground. A side wall from the building was lying on the garage roof.

“It was in and out real quick,” said Deaton, “It was calm and it was raining, then a big whoosh of air.”
Neighbors told Deaton they spotted a funnel cloud which touched down briefly.

The National Weather Service has been contacted and is traveling to the property Thursday to determine if the damage was indeed caused by a tornado.

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