Western Ohio Pummeled By Storms, Suspected Tornado

Nov 6, 2017

Several home and businesses in Celina were destroyed Sunday as what witnesses say was a tornado swept across the Mercer County city. At least eight people were injured.

Mercer County officials say six people were hurt when a restaurant in Celina was damaged during Sunday's storms. One person was injured at another business, and one was hurt in a car crash after a utility pole fell. The injuries weren't believed to be life-threatening.

WHIO-TV reports that fellow farmers helped a family rescue nearly 400 cows from a flattened barn near Padua.

The National Weather Service plans to review damage to confirm whether one or more twisters struck the area.

In Columbus, American Electric Power reported about 100 homes were still without electricity on Monday morning. As many as 10,000 AEP customers lost power on Sunday.

Floor warnings were in effect Monday morning for some parts of Central Ohio, which saw up to four inches of rain. Some roads in low-lying areas were also closed.