Damaging Winds and Tornados Roll Through Ohio

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It was a night of high winds, rain through Southeast Ohio Sunday but most of our region was spared the brunt of storms that devastated areas to the West.

The weather system announced its approach when scores of tornados and funnel clouds in Illinois and Indiana destroyed entire neighborhoods.

Throughout the evening the National Weather Service alternately issued and cancelled watches and warnings as the fast moving system moved across Ohio.

By the time the winds hit Athens and surrounding counties shortly before 9 p.m. the system’s punch was greatly reduced.

The most severe of the winds continued through the northern tier of Ohio counties and into New York and Pennsylvania where it was expected to greet commuters during the morning rush.