EF-1 Tornado Hit Van Wert County, Ohio, Sunday

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Credit: Rick McCoy/Van Wert County Emergency Management Agency

EF-1 Tornado Hit Van Wert County, Ohio, Sunday


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November 18, 2013 Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 10:43 AM EDT

VAN WERT, Ohio (21Alive) - The National Weather Service concluded Monday that a tornado touched down Sunday in Van Wert County, Ohio.

The first tornado was confirmed at SR637 & Feasby Wisener Road in Jackson Township. The twister made a three-mile path, lifting near MiddlePoint Wetzel Road.

The same funnel cloud would later touched down near the Paulding County/Putnam County line.

NWS date determined the tornado had sustained winds of 62 miles per hour.

The tornado damaged barns, homes, horse trailers and St. Barbara Catholic Church in Coverdale, Ohio, the Van Wert County Emergency Management Agency reports.

The path of the tornado was also similar to the EF-4 tornado that hit Van Wert County in 2002, officials say.

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