No injuries reported despite tornado damage in the Ohio Valley
A Meijer distribution center in Tipp City, Ohio, appeared to take a direct hit from a tornado.
DAYTON, Ohio – Tornadoes across the Ohio Valley are being blamed for damaging a major retail distribution center in Tipp City, but luckily, there have been no reports of injuries from the severe weather outbreak.
Photos and videos showed at least one tornado moving through Miami County on Wednesday afternoon.
The tornado was observed from the Dayton International Airport as it moved through areas north of Interstate 70.
Meijer’s distribution center in the rural town appeared to take a direct hit by the storm.
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Videos showed significant structural damage to at least one side of the facility.
Despite the damage, a company spokesperson said all of their team members have been accounted for and there were no reports of injuries.
Emergency crews were dispatched north of Dayton to assess the damage caused by the storms and provide assistance.
Meteorologists say the severe weather was the worst in Southwest Ohio since tornadoes moved through the Dayton area back in 2019.
During the height of the outbreak, PowerOutage.US reported more than 60,000 customers with electricity.
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In Indiana, scattered damage was also reported around Rush County.
The roof of a fire station appeared to be shredded by the storm and several trees were down.
Officials in Hoosier State reported no injuries, and it will likely take a survey by National Weather Service meteorologists to determine how many tornadoes impacted the state.
The front that helped produce the severe weather is heading offshore, which means the Ohio Valley will not have any major chances for seeing additional severe weather over the next several days.