Locals will see high water, storm debris cleanup


SCIOTO COUNTY—Scioto County was lucky this week. While the wind was vicious at times, no tornados hit during Tuesday’s storm activity, according to the National Weather Service.

There was, however, an EF-1 confirmed to have struck West Union in Adams County and microbursts hit Lawrence County, doing some serious damage in some parts of Hanging Rock and Proctorville.

An EF-1 is a tornado with winds between 86 and 110 miles per hour, while an EF-2 is a tornado with 111 to 135 miles per hour.

“Peak wind was around 60 mph for Scioto County,” said Scioto EMA Director Larry Mullins. “No significant damage for us.”

While Scioto had two separate tornado warnings, areas across the Ohio River did see two confirmed tornadoes. The NWS recorded an EF-2 near Long Branch in Boyd County and an EF-1 near the Greenup/Boyd County line.

Reach Lori McNelly at [email protected] or at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1928. © 2024 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights reserved

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