Four Tornadoes Confirmed in East-Central Ohio with Thursday Night’s Thunderstorms

Posted Friday, July 30, 2021

A survey team from NWS Pittsburgh has determined that tornadoes caused wind damage in three East-Central Ohio counties during Thursday’s storms.

An EF0 tornado was confirmed to have touched down near Eckley in Carroll County. Damage was limited to farm outbuildings and residential property. No injuries were reported.

Two tornadoes were confirmed by the survey team in Jefferson County. The first occurred near Bergoltz, Ohio. The EF0 tornado traveled along Township Road 263 where several hardwood trees were uprooted. There were no injuries.

The second occurred just south of Wintersville, Ohio was classified as EF1. The tornado damaged the roof of a home on Bantom Ridge. Folks also reported several trees down and windows were broken in several homes. In addition, damage also occurred to farm outbuildings.

Another tornado occurred in New Athens in Harrison County. This one was determined to be an EF2 with wind speeds of 115-120 MPH. Damage to soft and hardwood trees occurred near Athens before the tornado continued toward New Athens. The most notable damage was observed in the town just off of Culbertson Drive and McFarland Road. Several trees were snapped or uprooted. One home lost several large sections of the roof with pieces found in a field 1.5 miles away. A small shed was also demolished with only the concrete pad left.

The tornado then continued along Route 519 where several power poles were snapped and trees uprooted.

More details regarding any of these tornadoes can be found on the Pittsburgh NWS Website.



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