(AP) — Authorities say tens of thousands of customers were without power and damage reports were coming in after severe weather including a tornado was reported east of Cincinnati.
- From News 8: The Goshen Township administrator says on Facebook that two people were injured.
The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said it was receiving “reports of damage throughout our area” and posted a video of damage to buildings in Goshen Township.
Forecasters earlier said radar had indicated a tornado shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday in northern Clermont County.
Duke Energy’s outage map listed more than 71,000 customers without power. including more than 51,000 in Hamilton County and more than 20,000 without power in Clermont County.
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“Due to recent severe weather across our area, the National Weather Service office in Wilmington OH will conduct a storm survey Thursday July 7th in northern Clermont County Ohio. The survey is in relation to the severe thunderstorms that moved through the area on July 6th 2022.
“Based on radar data and initial images from around the Goshen area, it is believed a tornado was responsible for at least some of the damage. The National Weather Service is working with Clermont County Emergency Management in relation to this planned survey.
“A final assessment including results of the survey are expected to be completed and transmitted via a Public Information Statement by Thursday evening.
“The storm survey information will also be available on our website at http://www.weather.gov/iln”
National Weather Service at Wilmington, Ohio, on July 6, 2022
“A state of emergency has been declared in Goshen Township due to the tornado no one should be on the roads or moving about unless your emergency services personnel no additional help is needed at this time if you have an emergency we have plenty of help available dial 911 if you have a nonemergency call the nonemergency number 732-2231.
“The Township building and firehouse took extensive damage and we are working to restore essential services at this time we will provide updates.”
Steve Pegram, Goshen Township administrator, on July 6, 2022, via Facebook