Wicked weather: Tornadoes touch down in Southern Ohio

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

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.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.