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October 11, 2006
Central Ohio Tornadoes

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
417 PM EDT THU OCT 12 2006

...TWO SEPARATE TORNADOES IN EXTREME NORTHWEST PICKAWAY
AND NORTHEAST FRANKLIN COUNTY OHIO CONFIRMED BY NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY...

THE WILMINGTON NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE CONDUCTED A
STORM DAMAGE SURVEY IN FRANKLIN AND PICKAWAY COUNTIES TODAY.

THE DAMAGE SUSTAINED IN NORTHWEST PICKAWAY COUNTY WAS CONSISTENT
WITH MAINLY F1 DAMAGE ON THE FUJITA SCALE...WITH ISOLATED LOW END F2
DAMAGE. F1 DAMAGE IS CHARACTERIZED BY WINDS OF 73 TO 112 MPH...WHILE
THE F2 DAMAGE WAS IN THE RANGE OF 120 MPH. DAMAGE IN PICKAWAY
COUNTY WAS ALONG A VERY SHORT PATH...ALONG A SHORT LENGTH OF CARSON
ROAD JUST WEST OF INTERSTATE 71. SOME ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS NEAR
CRAEMER ROAD. THE DAMAGE ALONG CARSON ROAD CONSISTED OF A DESTROYED
WOOD AND CINDER BLOCK BARN...IN WHICH THE CINDER BLOCKS WERE CARRIED
200 TO 300 YARDS ONTO NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES. TWO BY FOUR AND FOUR
BY FOUR WOOD PIECES WERE STREWN ONTO NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES...IN
WHICH SOME OF THE WOOD PIECES IMPALED EITHER THE NEARBY TURF OR
ASPHALT DRIVEWAY. THE REMAINING DAMAGE WAS MORE CONSISTENT WITH F1
DAMAGE...WHICH CONSISTED OF LARGE TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED...PORTIONS OF ROOFS PEELED OFF...AND WINDOWS BROKEN DUE TO
THE WIND IMPACT. DAMAGE IN PICKAWAY COUNTY OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY
625 PM...WITH THE DAMAGE HAVING OCCURRED ONLY OVER ABOUT A 1 MINUTE
PERIOD.

DAMAGE IN NORTHEAST FRANKLIN COUNTY WAS ALSO CONSISTENT WITH MOSTLY
F1 DAMAGE...BUT WITH SOME LOW END F2 DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE IN NORTHEAST
FRANKLIN COUNTY WAS IN PLAIN TOWNSHIP...IN THE UPPER ALBANY WEST
SUBDIVISION OFF CENTRAL COLLEGE ROAD. THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO
AT LEAST 7 HOMES...WITH NUMEROUS OTHER HOMES SUSTAINING AT LEAST
MINOR DAMAGE. SOME ALUMINUM AND WOOD STRUCTURE GARAGES WERE
COLLAPSED...WITH PORTIONS CARRIED SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET. A LARGE
SECTION OF A ROOF GABLE WAS LIFTED AND THROWN INTO A HOME A BLOCK
AWAY...RESULTING IN A PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF THE WALL OF THE HOME. MANY
HOMES SUSTAINED BROKEN WINDOWS AND LARGE SECTIONS OF SIDING TORN
AWAY...WITH ROOF DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES. DAMAGE IN NORTHEAST
FRANKLIN COUNTY...OCCURRED BETWEEN 649 AND 655 PM.

THE DAMAGE WAS A RESULT OF STORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA
WEDNESDAY EVENING...OCTOBER 11.

$$

JDR

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