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."
The Miami Valley is seeing its first heat wave. The high temperatures combined with abundant sunshine and humidity is going to make it feel like the upper 90s to the triple digits through the weekend. Ohioans will get some relief when a cold front comes through on Saturday, but things won’t really cool down until Sunday into early next week.
Mike Kurz of the National Weather Service in Wilmington says that although this the hottest weather this year, it’s not going to be as hot as last summer.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, issued weather warnings this week that are credited with saving lives in Oklahoma. And it, like other government organizations, is dealing with the impact of the federal budget cuts knows as sequestration. The agency reports however, they will still maintain its critical missions.