Multiple downed trees and damaged homes have been reported in parts of Huber Heights following severe storms that moved through late Sunday night.
The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that a tornado touched down in Eaton, which is near Huber Heights. The EF1 twister touched down about about 8:39 p.m., moving at an estimated 90 mph and traveling 4.4 miles, officials said.
Huber Heights resident Brandon Harvey said he experienced the storm firsthand at the intersection of Longford Road and Dial Drive on Sunday night. As he was turning to go home, he felt the violent winds as tree branches and other debris came flying toward him.
It could have been tragic he said.
“It was like a movie,” Harvey said Monday afternoon. “I turned the corner and nothing but wind, branches just flying past me. It was like the movie Twister.”
Some of the debris struck and shattered his car’s windshield. He was also struck with debris and had to be taken to the hospital, although his injuries were not serious.
In addition to Huber Heights, the storm survey crew confirmed a tornado touched down and caused damage in Preble County near West Alexandria.
Several homes and cars were damaged by trees on Wildview Drive in Huber Heights, according to our crew on the scene and callers into our newsroom.
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Damage has also been reported on Chesham Drive, near Wayne High School, where a tree reportedly crashed through a house.
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In the 7300 block of Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights, iWitness7 reporter Rachel Dawn captured multiple downed trees behind the Kindercare day care center Sunday night.
We’ll continue to update this story with the latest as it becomes available.
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