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NWS confirms EF-2 tornado touched down in Richland Co. Sunday

Posted at 1:21 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 13:32:59-04

SHELBY, Ohio — The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that the tornado that touched down in Shelby and moved across Richland County Sunday was rated EF-2 with maximum wind speeds of 120 to 125 mph.

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There were at least six injuries from the tornado, which had a 17-mile-long path and was up to half a mile wide, the NWS confirmed. The tornado swept through Richland County at about 4:42 p.m. Sunday.

Tornadoes are rated on the enhanced Fujita Scale from EFO to EF5 with EFO being the weakest with winds of 65-85 mph. EF2 tornados have wind speeds of 111 to 135 mph and do “considerable damage.”


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