OH tornado cost at $750,000

A small tornado that touched down briefly in northern Ohio caused an estimated $750,000 in damages, the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency reported.

BY STAFF REPORT | ELYRIA, OH | March 17, 2007


A small tornado that touched down briefly in northern Ohio caused an estimated $750,000 in damages, the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency reported.

The National Weather Service said the weak tornado that struck a section of Elyria on Wednesday night was only on the ground for a short time. Residents reported minor damage to buildings and vehicles as well as downed trees and power lines.

No injuries were reported.

About a dozen businesses were also damaged, some heavily. Among the most severely damaged was Pandy's Florist Shop and Greenhouses, which had its roof blown off. Damage to the business was estimated at $200,000.

"There were things flying everywhere," said owner J.R. Pandy.

Schools were closed Thursday due to power outages but reopened on Friday.

Most of the damage was expected to be covered by private insurance, the agency said.


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