BATAVIA, Ohio – Structure damage from the March 1 storms topped $1 million in Clermont County alone, officials say.
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%).
- 28 had minor damage (at least 10%).
- 40 were affected (at least 5% 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
An EF1 tornado touched down at approximately 3:38 a.m. in Pierce Township 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 7-8 buildings estimated at $150,000.