Severe Weather Batters Northern Part Of Findlay
11/5/17 – 6:18 A.M.
UPDATE – 6:50 P.M.
Findlay officials are reporting widespread damage across the northern part of the city after severe weather made its way through the area. Mayor Lydia Mihalik says power lines and tree limbs are down across the city. Emergency responders are evacuating the Highland Estates Mobile Home Park on Crystal avenue due to a reported gas leak.
The American Red Cross is opening a shelter at the 50 North location on East Melrose for residents with storm-damaged homes. The shelter will allow pets if they are in a cage. The Hancock County Humane Society can take 10 dogs and 10 cats of residents that are evacuated.
Findlay’s non-emergency call center is active now. You can call (419)424-7150 to get information on storm clean up help.
Findlay City Schools are closed tomorrow due to storm damage.
Mihalik says the city’s dispatch center received a call about storm damage at GER Mongolian Grill near the Trenton Avenue Walmart around 4 p.m. Ten minutes later a resident in the Highland Estates Mobile Home Park reported a tornado touched down in the area and the city activated the tornado sirens. The National Weather Service did not issue a tornado warning for Findlay or Hancock County. WTOL-11 Meteorologist Ryan Wichman says straight-line winds could have caused the damage seen in the city.
American Electric Power reports several hundred people in Findlay and Hancock County are without power. The latest restoration estimate is 12 a.m. for some customers in the city.
WTOL-11 Meteorologist Ryan Wichman says straight-line winds could have caused the damage seen in the city.
Those asking if Findlay was a tor. No word, but damage can be tricky. Notice Ralphie’s sign is basically a sail for north straight line wind pic.twitter.com/tOX9fYmv3z
Ryan Wichman (@Ryan_Wichman) November 5, 2017