Tornado injures at least 6 people in Ohio

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Severe storm damage to homes is seen on Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96 in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Tom E. Puskar/The Times Gazette via AP)

The National Weather Service says a tornado in Ohio that damaged several homes and businesses and injured at least six people was an EF2 twister with estimated maximum winds of up to 125 mph (201 kph).

Weather service officials said Monday that the tornado that touched down Sunday in the Shelby area in Richland County traveled a path about 17 miles (27 kilometers) long. Authorities say damage is still being assessed in the rural northern Ohio city and the surrounding area. No deaths were reported.

The weather service also confirmed that an EF0 tornado with estimated maximum winds of about 70 mph (113 kph) swept through part of Clark County in western Ohio on Sunday. Several mobile homes were damaged. There were no reports of any injuries.

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