Weather service investigating possible tornado in Ohio


HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The National Weather Service says it’s investigating a possible tornado after strong winds downed trees and damaged multiple homes in a southwest Ohio city.

Some Hamilton residents say they had to take shelter underground as the storm rolled through the Butler County city Wednesday evening. No injuries were reported, as trees were uprooted and fell onto decks, cars and homes in the city about 30 miles north of Cincinnati.

Residents also reported seeing a funnel cloud. Weather Service monitors spotted rotation on radar for a short time.

The Weather Service planned to comb through videos and photos of the clouds and perform a storm-site survey.

Utility companies in that area and other parts of southwest and central Ohio continued working into Thursday to restore power knocked out by Wednesday’s storms.

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