NWS confirms tornado with winds reaching 115 mph near Ohio-Indiana border


FORT RECOVERY, Ohio (AP) — Weather officials say a tornado near the Ohio-Indiana border damaged houses and other structures but caused no reported injuries.

The National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio says the EF-2 tornado touched down near Fort Recovery in Mercer County shortly after 4 p.m. Friday packing winds up to 115 mph.

Area residents posted pictures of the storm on their social media accounts.

The NWS says the tornado plowed along a 5.7-mile path that was about 200 yards wide at its maximum.

Forecasters said the tornado ripped roofs off several outbuildings at a lumber yard and struck multiple homes, ripping half the roof off one, destroying other outbuildings and attached garages and embedding projectiles into an exterior wall.

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