The National Weather Service said that the damage done by a storm that pummeled Vandalia, Ohio Thursday night was the result of a devastating EF1 tornado. The Vandalia tornado wreaked havoc by producing winds of 100 - 110 mph and also caused extensive damage to several structures, WDTN reported Nov. 1.
The Vandalia tornado struck just before 2 a.m., and residents near danger zones were evacuated. In a statement, Vandalia authorities said that the tornado resulted in hospital trips for multiple people due to weather-related incidents.
According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Vandalia tornado caused a semi tractor-trailer to flip on Interstate 75 South in the Franklin area in Warren County.
“It was like a bomb. We didn't expect it, " said Joey Freels, who was a t Fricker's to watch the Cincinnati Bengals game. "The TV just blacked out, we were trying to watch the game. When it blacked out, everyone was hollering and boom, it just blew the front of the building out.”
The Vandalia tornado was just one of a series of severe storms that made their way through the Miami Valley around 11:30 p.m.