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Tornado Confirmed Near Galion in Crawford County Ohio


Public Information Statement


Location...Galion in Crawford County, Ohio
Date...November 5, 2017
Start Time...5:00 PM EST
End Time...5:03 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...115 MPH
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...1.09 miles

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland OH has confirmed a
tornado near Galion in Crawford County Ohio on 11/05/2017.

Damage occurred in south-central Galion with a tornado touching
down near the intersection of Orange and Grand Streets. Trees were
snapped and broken off in this area with some minor structure
damage. The tornado tracked east and intensified, tearing off a
roof of a home. There was extensive damage to warehouse
commercial buildings near South Riblet and Walnut Streets. There
was significant structural damage with concrete block and masonry
wall failures. A roof of one of the warehouses was partially torn
off with a buckle in the steel truss.

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For reference: the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...Wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1...Wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2...Wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3...Wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4...Wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5...Wind speeds greater than 200 mph




Map of the Galion Tornado Track as Described by the Above Public Information Statement


Warehouse damage from Galion Tornado