GROVE CITY, Ohio- Authorities have been rescuing people from their homes and cars who've been stranded by flooding in western and central Ohio.
Firefighters in Fairfield County near Lancaster shuttled out at least a dozen people early Wednesday after neighborhoods were surrounded by several feet of water.
In the Springfield area, crews rescued a woman trapped in her car by high water and a man who came to help after she drove around a road closed sign.
The flooding follows strong winds that knocked down utility poles and wires and damaged buildings Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says investigators Wednesday concluded a tornado with estimated wind speeds of 100-110 mph caused damage in Grove City just south of Columbus. A tornado is also blamed for damage in an area between Dayton and Springfield.