NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) – The National Weather Service has confirmed three separate tornadoes touched down in Clark and Miami Counties Wednesday night.
One caused damage in Park Layne and moved into southeast Miami County. NWS says that was an EF1 tornado. A second tornado, this one also an EF1, caused damage approximately five miles southeast of Piqua.
NWS says the third tornado, an EF0, struck near Medway in Clark County.
The National Weather Service earlier said an EF1 tornado caused the damage in Park Layne Wednesday evening with maximum winds estimated to be at 100 miles per hour.
NWS also says damage along SR-201 in Bethel Township was caused by an EF0 strength tornado but it could be the same one that struck Park Layne. Experts are trying to confirm that Thursday.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says there is damage to several buildings on South Dayton Lakeview Road.
The roof has been torn off the Sunoco gas station and the Family Dollar. There is also damage to the McDonald’s.
Officials gave an afternoon update on the damage. You can watch that here.
Earlier Thursday, Officials spoke with reporters on what they knew at that time.
You can watch it in its entirety below:
The Clark County Sheriff told 2 NEWS that their first concern was safety and that fire officials said that someone inside Family Dollar was trapped but later rescued.
According to the Fire Chief, they are currently tracking two possible tornadoes.
One hit mobile home park off Upper Valley Pike, along with the one in Park Layne.
The Fire Chief goes on to say that they had zero injuries last night.
Bethel Township does not have tornado sirens and residents were alerted by an app called ‘hyper reach’ only if they signed up for it and social media.
According to Bethel Township, the sirens are cost prohibitive as the area is too large to cover.
Several roads in and around New Carlisle are closed by debris or by emergency crews.