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


4 photos

November 18, 2013 Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 9:43 AM EST

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.

What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet

© Copyright 2015, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.