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NWS confirms 2 tornadoes touched down during Friday's storms

The National Weather Service said the tornadoes hit Highland County during the storms.

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down in southwestern Ohio on Friday, just days after four twisters hit the state earlier this week.

Friday’s storms prompted several tornado, flood and high wind warnings. The two confirmed tornadoes landed in Highland County, according to NWS.

An EF1 tornado touched down in Hillsboro, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 100 mph recorded. 

The tornado in Hillsboro was on the ground for nearly 15 minutes, covering more than 14 miles. Touch down was reported in a field southwest of Certier Road before it traveled north and northeast.

Damage to barns, trees and houses was reported by residents in the area.

The area of New Vienna also had a tornado that measured EF0 with wind speeds between 65 and 80 miles per hour.

The tornado was on the ground for about two minutes.

NWS reports that the brief tornado in New Vienna is believed to have touched down near Panhandle Road. Damage to siding was reported at one house.

A shed behind another home was largely demolished and debris from the shed was strewn about a quarter-mile away into a nearby field.

Video from a viewer shows what appears to be the tornado traveling in the distance for nearly a minute.

No injuries were reported following the storm in Highland County.

On Monday, another barrage of storms moved through the state which sparked four tornadoes.

New Carlisle and Middletown each had an EF1 tornado touch down and an EF0 tornado touched down in Pickaway County, flipping over two mobile homes and causing damages to others in the community.

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