Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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NOUS41 KILN 040148

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
848 PM EST Fri Mar 3 2017


The National Weather Service in Wilmington Ohio has completed a
storm damage survey in Ohio and Dearborn counties in Indiana. The
survey is in relation to the severe thunderstorms that moved
through the area during the morning of March 1 2017.

The first area surveyed was located in southeastern Ohio County,
along Indiana State Road 56, a few miles west of the Ohio River.
Three properties along this road sustained damage, starting in the
west near Stewart Ridge Road and running about a mile to the
east. Several outbuildings and garages were significantly damaged,
though homes suffered only minor roof and siding damage. Tree
damage in this area was scattered, but there were a few uprootings
and a couple areas where trees were snapped. Based on radar data,
this damage is estimated to have occurred between 639 AM and 641

The second area surveyed covered a larger swath of land, beginning
in south central Dearborn County, and ending in northeastern Ohio
County. The westernmost extent of damage was found near Davies
Road and US Route 62 south-southwest of Dillsboro. More
significant damage occurred south of Dillsboro on Arlington Road,
Martin Road, and Kachina Trail. Tree damage was more extensive
through this area, with roof damage to several residences, and a
few barns and outbuildings destroyed. Significant tree damage was
also observed to the east on Bocock Road and Indiana State Road
262, again with many trees snapped or uprooted and a few instances
of minor structural damage. Some tree damage was also observed on
Hueseman Road. Across Laughery Creek in Ohio County, a farm
residence on Hartford Pike Road was damaged, where a house had the
top of its roof removed, and several large trees on the nearby
hillside were toppled. Tree damage was observed along Laughery
Creek and adjacent portions of Hartford Pike Road along the
Dearborn/Ohio county border. Structural damage was also observed
at several locations along Salem Ridge Road and Belleview Lane in
Ohio County, with minor roof damage to homes, and significant
damage or destruction of a few barns and garages. In all, this
swath of damage covered a length of about 13 miles across Dearborn
and Ohio counties. Based on radar data, this damage is estimated
to have occurred between 629 AM and 641 AM.

All of the damage surveyed in Ohio and Dearborn counties is
believed to have been caused by straight line winds. Damage
patterns suggest wind flow in a primarily west-to-east direction,
with a very wide swath of damage, especially in the longer track
across southern Dearborn and northeastern Ohio counties. Maximum
wind speeds in these areas have been estimated at 70 to 80 MPH.

We extend our appreciation to Ohio County and Dearborn County
emergency management officials for their assistance with this


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