The National Weather Service has determined that the tornado that touched down in Cedarville Wednesday has been classified as an EF3. Several homes and buildings were destroyed by the intense storm that hit the village around 6 p.m.
Forecaster John Franks with the National Weather Service out of Wilmington said Wednesday’s storm was narrow, but contained deadly winds.
The estimated maximum wind speed of that storm was 145 mph and the EF3 category runs from 136 to 165 mph," Franks said.
A severe storm front moving through the Miami Valley produced at least one confirmed tornado touchdown in Cedarville. Several buildings were demolished and as many as four people had to be extricated from the basement of a home near Barber and Weimer Roads.
Rosanne Anders of the Greene County Emergency Management Agency says EMS personnel responded to the scene and that there were "minor injuries that required no transportation to the hospital."
Today on ReInvention Stories, we meet Jan Underwood from Dayton's Santa Clara neighborhood. It's between Salem Avenue and North Main Street, just north of downtown. Underwood was a photographer at the Dayton Daily News for many years until changes in newspaper publishing, and in her personal life, forced her to reinvent herself.
Major funding for the second season of ReInvention Stories comes from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with support from Wright State University CELIA fund, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation and Antioch College.