Ohio tornado update: Shock video shows moment twister touched down in storm with more flash flooding warnings issued | The Sun

STUNNING video shows the moment a tornado touched down, leaving a path of destruction and thousands without power.

A series of twisters touched down across southern and central Ohio on Wednesday evening, as residents can brace for more severe weather, including flash flooding, to start the weekend.

A video posted by a Tripp City resident shows the moment a massive tornado menacingly barreling through several homes before ripping apart a factory.

The whirlwind caused heavy damage to the Meijer Distribution Center, about 75 miles west of Columbus.

Joel Smith, director of the Miami County Emergency Management Agency, told 10 TV nobody was injured at the facility, and there have been no reports of injuries from the storm in the county.

Twisters were confirmed in Miami County, West Milton, Highland, Brown and Darke County.

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The National Weather Service in Ohio said they're planning on conducting damage surveys in the coming days amid numerous damage reports.

About 36,000 homes and businesses were without electricity across southern Ohio as of about 8:30 p.m., according to poweroutage.us.

Damage from the storms also occurred throughout Northern Kentucky, including felled trees and debris tossed into roadways.

Two tornadoes were also reported in Childress, Texas, and Stafford, Virginia.


As parts of the south and the central US recover from the damages left behind by the series of twisters – an intense heatwave with temperatures hotter than the Sahara will scorch the west coast this weekend.

The thermometers across California, Nevada and Arizona will crack the 100s through the rest of the week in what experts attribute to as "heat dome" conditions.

A "heat dome" occurs when high pressure traps concentrations of hot air over an area and blocks other weather systems from moving in, leading to sweltering conditions.

The National Weather Service has warned residents to prepare for severe heat conditions after temperatures in Phoenix rose to 107 degrees on Tuesday.

The San Diego desert areas will see temperatures reach up to 117 degrees.

In comparison, forecasts for the Sahara over the next ten days show highs of only 103 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to peak by Friday, which is predicted to be the week's hottest day in most locations.

"Hot daytime temperatures with warm overnight lows will create a high risk of heat-related impacts for the general population," the NWS said.

The scorching temperatures will exceed those in the Shara Desert.

The condition will be so hot that people could "quickly succumb to the effects of these dangerous temperatures," the NWS warned.

"This heat will impact everyone, not just those sensitive to heat risk,” The NWS office in Sacramento tweeted.

According to AccuWeather, the affected areas will experience their hottest temperatures of the year so far.

"A northward bulge in the jet stream will expand and strengthen late in the week, especially from Thursday through Saturday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Thompson said.

Experts are warning residents about the risks of heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heatstrokes.

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Forecasters say residents should limit their outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day and should stay well-hydrated.

Most heat-related alerts are expected to phase out by Saturday evening or Sunday evening, depending on the region.

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