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.
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.
- Tornado Confirmed in Eastern Montgomery County and Western/Central Greene County, OH (EF3)
- Tornado Confirmed in and near Trotwood, OH (EF4)
- Tornado Confirmed in and near Celina, OH (EF3)
- Tornado Confirmed in Northeast Montgomery County, OH (EF2)
- Tornado Confirmed near Laurelville, OH (EF2)
- Tornado Confirmed in West Milton, OH (EF2)
- Tornado #2 Confirmed Northeast of Jamestown, OH (EF2)
- Tornado #1 Confirmed Northeast of Jamestown, OH (EF1)
- Tornado Confirmed South of Tarlton, OH (EF1)
- Tornado Confirmed West of Wapakoneta, OH (EF1)
- Tornado Confirmed in New Madison, OH (EF1)
- Tornado Confirmed South of Hollansburg, OH (EF1)
- Tornado Confirmed Southeast of Circleville, OH (EF0)
- Tornado Confirmed near Phillipsburg, OH (EF0)
- Tornado Confirmed in Taylor Creek Township, OH (EF0)
- Tornado Confirmed in and near Waynesfield, OH (EF0)
- Tornado Confirmed south of Troy, OH (EF0)
- Tornado Confirmed in Elizabeth Township, OH (EF0)
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
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.