EF2 tornado with maximum wind speed of 130 mph confirmed in Goshen, NWS says

Published: Jul. 7, 2022 at 9:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2022 at 10:26 AM EDT
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GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - The National Weather Service said an EF2 tornado touched down in Goshen Wednesday afternoon.

The tornado was on the ground from about 3:06 p.m. to 3:14 p.m., NWS officials say.

It started in Newtwonsville and ended in Pleasant Plain in Clermont County.

The NWS says the tornado’s maximum wind speed was 130 mph and its path length was 4.5 miles.

As the tornado approached Goshen it strengthened rapidly and grew to about 750 yards in width.

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There is “extensive damage” to hundreds of homes, according to township administrator Stephen Pegram. The majority of the damage is from trees falling on or going through homes and roofs being blown off.

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Duke Energy is working to restore power to thousands in the area.

Pegram said with over 100 power poles down and needing to be replaced it will be days before all power is restored.

“People who do not have power right now should be making alternate plans,” he said.

Matthew 25: Ministries’ Disaster Response Team will be in Goshen Thursday to deliver personal care and first aid supplies to residents in need.

NOTE: The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Goshen High School, 6707 Goshen Road. Food, water and shelter are being provided. Pets are welcome; they will be kept in a separate area.

Clermont County officials say call (513) 735-8500 for non-emergencies and to donate items.

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