Tornado, storms cause $1M in damages in Clermont County

The entire roof of Carlon Addison’s home on Locust Lake Road in Amelia was torn off when severe storms hit the Tri-State on March 1, 2017. TOM McKEE/WCPO
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The entire roof of Carlon Addison’s home on Locust Lake Road in Amelia was torn off when severe storms hit the Tri-State on March 1, 2017. TOM McKEE/WCPO

Journal-News media partner WCPO 9 On Your Side reports these damages from March 1 storms in Clermont County:

  • Structure damages topped $1 million in Clermont County alone, according to officials.
  • Eighty-eight structures were hit, with the most in Pierce Twp. (32) and the village of Chilo (31).
  • The most estimated damage was in Pierce Twp. ($495,700) and Chilo ($214,550).

The details, according to the Clermont County Building Department:

  • Six structures (including mobile homes) were destroyed — four in Chilo, one in Tate Twp., one in Franklin Twp.
  • 14 had major damage (at least 40 percent)
  • 28 had minor damage (at least 10 percent)
  • 40 were affected (at least 5 percent damage)

Other damage estimates per area:

  • Batavia Twp.: $58,165
  • Franklin Twp.: $79,750
  • Monroe Twp.: $2,740
  • Tate Twp.: $50,660
  • Union Twp.: $5,180
  • Amelia: $89,355
  • Bethel: $7,130
  • Milford: $3,100

Total estimated damages was $1,006,330.

An EF1 tornado touched down at approximately 3:38 a.m. in Pierce Twp. and traveled approximately 6.4 miles into Amelia. The heaviest damage occurred in the 1300 block of Locust Lake Road.

A second wave of storms, with 70 mph winds, flipped three mobile homes in Chilo and knocked down trees and power lines around the county. Chilo Lock 34 Park sustained damage to about eight buildings estimated at $150,000.

This article contains reporting by Journal-News media partner WCPO.

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