Twister lands in Wintersville, Ohio, damaging 23 houses – CBS Pittsburgh

JEFFERSON COUNTY, OHIO (KDKA) – A tornado landed in Wintersville, Ohio, damaging 25 buildings on Thursday night.

Wintersville Fire Chief Rob Herrington said the line of damage in the Bantam Ridge Road area was a mile long. He said the damaged buildings include 23 houses, a shop and a church. Five of the houses are total write-offs.

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Herrington said there were many people in their homes when the Twister hit. Fortunatly nobody was hurt.

The roof of a house on the 800 block of Bantam Ridge Road was torn down and the walls collapsed. On the same street there were trees on houses, a garage roof on one house, and other houses with missing roofs. Herrington said a church caught fire, possibly after being struck by lightning.

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Michelle Moodie lives nearby and she recorded a cell phone video when the apparent tornado formed just before 6 p.m.

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Hundreds of Jefferson Counties lost power. Herrington said many power lines had come down and the crews were removing debris from the power lines.

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