FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — One year ago, several tornadoes tore across Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.
One touched down outside of Somerset, in Grant County.
It had winds of 120 to 125 mph, which makes it an EF-2 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale.
The Enhanced Fujita Scale, or EF Scale, is used to determine what category a tornado falls into based on damage and estimated wind speeds.
You can learn more about the EF scale here.
It destroyed a few well-built barns, a garage, a silo, and snapped some trees in half.
It also damaged siding and shingles on one home before lifting.
No one was injured.
One of the stronger tornadoes we saw moved through Blackford and Wells counties.
This storm was the same one that produced the tornado in Grant county, but this tornado was stronger.
It had maximum wind speeds of 150 mph, which rates it as an EF-3.
This tornado had multiple vortices and a width of 1,200 yards.
That's equal to 12 football fields lined up right next to each other.
Unfortunately, two people were injured from this cell, and it killed or severely injured 170 cows at a local dairy farm.
The third tornado touched down just north of North Manchester.
Its' path was mainly through open fields, so no one was injured.
However, damage to trees and a barn and small shed did occur.
None of the Indiana storms resulted in someone losing their life, but the one in Ohio did.
We saw a second EF-3 tornado touch down in Mercer County, Ohio.
It traveled 11 miles, from west of Celina, through the city, before lifting east of U.S. 127.
This one occurred at night, so it was harder to see, which also means people have less time to get to safety if they are not notified.
Unfortunately, one person died in this storm. It is unknown how many people were injured.
Numerous homes, barns, trees, and outbuilding were damaged.
Even a cell phone tower was knocked down.
We’re not going to see severe storms on May 27 this year, but we will see a few storms.
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