A small tornado touched down in rural Van Wert County, Ohio, on Sunday night, traveling northeast for three miles before lifting and later striking Cloverdale, the county's emergency management director said tonight.
Rick McCoy said the tornado, rated at EF-1 by National Weather Service officials, touched down at the intersection of Ohio 637 and Feasby-Wisener Road in Jackson Township. It lifted at a property on the Paulding County line east of Middle Point-Wetzel Road.
The tornado may have been obscured by rain, McCoy said, and no one actually saw it.
In Cloverdale in Putnam County, a church was destroyed, homes were damaged throughout the town and power isn't expected back for a week, McCoy said.
He said in Van Wert County, damage included six pine trees; five barns, including a grain bin; the roof and siding of a home; a horse trailer rolled onto a pickup truck; a barn roof; and three campers.