Severe Thunderstorms Blamed for Damage in Eastern Corn Belt

November 6, 2017 09:41 AM
Midwest Storms

Debris littered the just-harvested fields in Jay County. "My husband and I were in checking the pigs when the tornado hit. And we were actually in the barn and we made it through, thank God", said farmer Jennie Wagner.

At least eight people have been injured after a possible tornado tore through a small Ohio city.

Mercer County officials say six people were hurt at a restaurant in Celina that was damaged on Sunday during the severe weather. One person was hurt at another business, and one was injured in a car crash after a utility pole fell.

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

The National Weather Service says it will conduct a storm survey on Monday. The weather service says it's expected that two separate tornadoes struck the county, with the strongest hitting Celina's business district.


Copyright 2017, The Associated Press

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