NWS confirms record breaking 18 tornadoes touched down in Ohio Monday night

Cleaning up after EF3 tornadoes

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - The National Weather Service has confirmed at least 10 tornadoes touched down in Ohio Monday night, breaking a previous record set in 2012.

On March 2, 2012, powerful tornadoes left a path of death and destruction through Kentucky and Ohio. There were 12 tornadoes that day, killing nine and injuring 14. It’s a day that some Tri-State residents will never forget.

For those living in the quiet, rural Kentucky town of Piner, their lives were turned upside down by an EF4 tornado. Chief Meteorologist Steve Horstmeyer says the tornadoes on March 2, 2012 were some of the worst he has ever covered.

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The NWS is continuing to survey the storm damage in Ohio that left one man dead and dozens injured on May 27.

As of Thursday, they’ve confirmed 18 tornadoes touched down and say that number could go higher.

The Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale classifies tornadoes in the following categories:

  • EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
  • EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
  • EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
  • EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
  • EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
  • EF5...Violent...>200 mph
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An 81-year-old man died in a tornado in the Celina area when a car blew into his house, Mayor Jeffrey Hazel said.

More than 30,000 people remain without power north of Dayton up to Celina and beyond and west past Bellefontaine to Marysville, according to Dayton Power & Light’s website.

A boil water is advisory in effect for the Dayton area

There are a number of resources available to help tornado victims.

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