AMHERST, Ohio (AP) - A small tornado struck northern Ohio and thunderstorms caused power outages and minor flooding in Wisconsin during a weekend of rough weather.
The tornado touched down Sunday around Amherst, 30 miles west of Cleveland, downing power and telephone lines, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
The twister had wind of only 50 to 75 mph, the smallest class of tornado, said Frank Kieltyka, a National Weather Service forecaster in Cleveland.
Two to 4 inches of rain fell in Wisconsin as thunderstorms battered much of the state Sunday. Flooding was reported in eastern parts of the state, with a foot of water standing in Waupaca, meteorologists said.
Lightning set fire to a garage in Greenfield, just outside Milwaukee.
"It sounded like a huge crash. If it had been dark out we would have thought we'd been hit by a bomb it was so loud," Kristin Kopp said.
The Wisconsin storms also caused power outages, with about 5,200 customers losing service in Brown County, where Green Bay is located, Wisconsin Public Service Corp. said.
Storms cause outages in Ohio and Wisconsin
Published: Tue Aug 05, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:14 p.m.