The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes briefly touched down in Warren and Clinton Counties Friday night.
The tornadoes were rated an EF0 by NWS, the lowest rating a tornado can be given. No injuries were reported in either of the tornadoes.
A tornado with estimated wind speeds of up to 75 mph struck near Harlan Township in Warren County Friday night, and another tornado hit the Village of Clarksville in Clinton County with top wind speeds estimated at 70 mph.
A barn full of animals and a greenhouse were destroyed, and a kennel full of dogs damaged as a storm went up State Route 132 in Harlan Township.
Harlan Township Fire Chief Andy Mitten said people in the rural area heard a road of wind, and headed for their basements. One of the four property owners told him they saw a tornado.
The wind went northeast along Route 132 from the intersection of 123, which is northeast of Pleasant Plain, halfway between Blanchester and Morrow. At the first house, the winds destroyed a barn which contained 15 sheep, 2 cows and 2 calves. Fortunately, none of the animals seemed to be hurt, though the fire chief says they were pretty upset. The winds also knocked over maple tree.
At the next home, the wind caused serious damage to a kennel with ten dogs inside. They all survived unhurt, although they were acting upset.
There was no damage at the third property in the line of the storm, but the fourth had a greenhouse destroyed.
The storm then left the area of buildings and went through the woods, taking out power lines on Lundy Whitacre Road and cable lines on Kunker Road. There is no report of damage after that.