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Tornado confirmed in Franklin Co. from Halloween storm

Tornado confirmed in Franklin Co. from Halloween storm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --The National Weather Service confirmed Friday it was a tornado that hit a mobile home park overnight Thursday.

Their assessment is that it was an EF-0, with maximum wind gusts of 85 miles an hour. The storm left a path of damage 50 yards wide, and a quarter-mile long.

The Red Cross says 32 homes in the Shenandoah Commons Mobile Home Park off Obetz Rd. were damaged by the twister.

Three of those homes were destroyed. No one was seriously hurt.

Winds were strong enough to move some of the mobile homes off their foundations.

Elsewhere, high winds toppled trees into homes and vehicles in Worthington and Grandview Heights.

School districts were forced to delay or cancel classes due to power problems.

AEP had about 8500 customers still without power in Franklin, Licking and Fairfield Counties as of 7:30 Friday morning. They now expect full restoration by midnight Friday.

 

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