Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Hocking County EMS posted drone video of the tornado damage area on social media. Watch the video in the player above.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that six tornadoes touched down in Ohio during storms that moved through the state Wednesday.

That includes a tornado that ripped through Hocking County near South Bloomingville and was confirmed by the weather service Friday morning. A survey team is expected to visit the area to determine its rating on the EF scale, which grades tornadoes from 0 (light damage) to 5 (incredible damage).

The weather service has identified these as the other tornadoes in the state:

  • EF-1 in southeastern Darke County
  • EF-2 near Tipp City
  • EF-1 north of Springfield
  • EF-0 north of Urbana
  • EF-0 near Sardinia

The tornado near Tipp City, in Miami County, was on the ground for about 14 miles. It touched down initially in open farmland, loosely in contact the ground and causing minor tree damage. It gained in strength as it approached Tipp City and ripped the roof off a Meijer distribution center.