DEFIANCE, Ohio (WANE) – Mother Nature’s fury was on full display in several parts of Defiance County Wednesday.
Law enforcement told NewsChannel 15 they received reports of at least four tornadoes in various parts of the county.
One was spotted north of Sherwood and another around five miles of east of Sherwood near Ashpacher Road. Another was reported near Gerken Road that eventually traveled east into Henry County.
The most significant damage occurred near State Road 66 and Flory Road about three miles north of Defiance. A tornado several hundred yards wide damaged homes, buildings and snapped trees in half.
A mobile home park was hit by a tornado that tore roofs off mobile homes and flung large pieces of aluminum siding through a corn field. A large barn had shingles tore off the roof.
Large trees were snapped in half and some were pulled up out of the ground.
Firefighters said three people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. One of those persons was struck by debris and a firefighter told NewsChannel 15 they believed a child may also have suffered a broken arm.
Along S.R. 66 a business suffered considerable damage with a collapsed roof. Another business suffered damaged to a large overhead door.
Survey teams from the National Weather Service will visit areas damaged by reported tornadoes Thursday.