A team of on the ground investigators examining the physical damage caused by a storm which moved west to east south of Mansfield on Monday night confirmed that a tornado was included.
The tornado was classified by the National Weather Service as an EF1, which can feature winds from 80 to 110 miles per hour and cause moderate damage. At this level, roofs can be stripped from shingles or planting and small areas of roof may be blown of a house. Siding can be ripped off structures, mobile homes flipped or rolled onto their sides, small trees uprooted, large trees snapped or blown down, telephone poles snapped, outhouses and sheds blown away. Cars can occasionally be flipped or blown over, and moderate roof and side damage can occur on barns.
The tornado’s path began about three miles west of Newville and moved south of Possum Run Road and Pleasant Run Lake. It turned southwest and uprooted many trees in Mohican State Park. It was on the ground for 5.8 miles.
Many county residents remain without power, and there are multiple cooling stations set up to help with the stifling heat. A list is below.