NWS confirms tornado hit Owen Co. on Tuesday

NWS confirms tornado hit Owen Co. on Tuesday
Storm damage was widespread but no injuries were reported as a result of the storms (FOX19/Ben Katko)
Storm damage was widespread but no injuries were reported as a result of the storms (FOX19/Ben Katko)

Mason County, Ky. (FOX19) - The National Weather Service assessed damage Wednesday in two northern Kentucky counties in order to determine if tornadoes touched down on Tuesday.

Residents in Owen and Mason counties witnessed heavy wind and hail Tuesday evening, with flipped trailers and destroyed property

The Wilmington, Ohio branch of the NWS confirms an EF0 tornado occurred around 3:40 p.m. in Owen County near New Columbus. The tornado's path was 3.5 miles with winds up to 80 miles per hour.

Straight-line winds with speeds up to 70 miles per hour were confirmed in Mason County, according to the NWS. 13 fuel pumps at a Maysville AA Highway gas station were completely ripped from their foundation. In a lot next door, semi-trailers were blown over from the winds.

Cleanup is still underway and there were no injuries in either county as a result of the storms.

"Just the fact that no one was hurt here means a great deal," said Maysville Mayor David Cartmell on the day of the storms.

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