Storm leaves trail of damage

Reeves driving range shelter destroyed

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - From flooding rains to hail to high winds, a powerful storm that blew across the Tri-State Thursday left a trail of damage some communities are still cleaning up from Friday morning.

High water and mud left the Columbia Parkway impassable between Beechmont and Tusculum avenues late Thursday afternoon until 8 a.m. Friday.

That section of the road is dubbed “Deadman’s Curve.”

The main east-west thoroughfare linking the eastern portion of the county and city to Downtown also has struggled with a series of landslides this year. So far, none have been reported with this storm, police said Friday.

At the height of the storm about 5:15 p.m. Thursday, trees, branches, power lines and poles fell as winds whipped to up to 63 mph at Cincinnati Lunken Field.

That was the highest recorded wind, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Elsewhere, winds ranged from the mid-to-upper-40s in Northern Kentucky and to the 50s at Loveland.

Tornadoes did not develop, but the high winds combined with so much rain in such a short period of time packed a one-two punch.

The 21C Museum Hotel Downtown had to briefly evacuate all guests into the basement for safety as tornado sirens screeched. The all-clear came about 20 minutes later.

Cleanup also underway in Brown Co. where siding blew off barns, and damage also was reported near Lunken Field, according to the weather service.

Anywhere from an inch to 1.5 across most areas.

A pocket of Hamilton County to the northeast inches left nearly 2 inches of rain in places like Madeira, Montgomery and Loveland.

Flooding along Quailhollow Road in Sycamore Township (Photo: Viewer submitted)
Flooding along Quailhollow Road in Sycamore Township (Photo: Viewer submitted)

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