Storm Recovery Efforts Underway In Findlay

11/6/17 – 5:22 A.M.
UPDATE – 4:06 P.M.

Storm recovery efforts continue in Findlay today following a bout of severe weather Sunday afternoon. The storm damaged several homes and businesses on Findlay’s north side.

The most visible damage happened on West Trenton Avenue. High winds blew the windows out of GER Mongolian Grill and ripped the facade off the front of Ralphie’s. The storm damaged and destroyed homes in a nearby mobile home park. The wind also blew out some windows at Findlay High School. Findlay schools closed today to allow for storm clean up.

The Courier reports that there are many businesses planning to re-open within the next week. These businesses include the Mongolian Grill, Ralphie’s, and Advanced Auto Parts. Miller’s Meats owner Jeff Miller told the paper that they will be closed for about a month.

Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik says the city’s public works department is coordinating a response. They’ll be out in the city assessing damaged areas to determine what resources they need.

The National Weather Service has not confirmed a tornado. A resident in the Highland Estates mobile home park reported a tornado to city dispatchers around 4:10 p.m. That prompted the city to turn on the tornado warning sirens. The National Weather Service says they’ll be in parts of northwest Ohio today trying to determine if tornadoes caused the damage in the region.