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Cincinnati Had Huge Storms – Is Your Roof Okay?

roof damaged by tree storm damage

Those April 8 storms pummeled Cincinnati. According to WCPO, Channel 9 ABC, that day had the most tornadoes ever seen in one day in the Tri-State.

Southeast Indiana, southwest Ohio, and northern Kentucky saw 19 tornadoes tear across the region on one day. The previous record had been set in 1974, with the Super Outbreak. That storm surge killed 315 people in 13 states, but it had consisted of only 16 tornadoes.

Here are the areas where those 19 tornadoes touched down on April 8:

  • Mount Healthy (Ohio)
  • Newtownsville / Lake Lorelei (Ohio)
  • Edenton (Ohio)
  • Indian Hill (Ohio)
  • Fayetteville (Ohio)
  • Blanchester (Ohio)
  • Warsaw (Kentucky)
  • Bracht (Kentucky)
  • Dry Ridge (Kentucky)
  • Olivet (Kentucky)
  • Mays Lick (Kentucky)
  • Falmouth (Kentucky)
  • Ripley County (Indiana)
  • Dearborn County (Indiana)
  • Ohio County (Indiana)
  • Dillsboro (Indiana)
  • Rising Sun (Indiana)
  • Versailles (Indiana)

The storms damaged many homes, and uprooted many trees. More than 78,000 people lost power to their homes in the wake of the tornadoes. Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries or deaths related to the storm.

Did Storms Affect Your Cincinnati Home’s Roof?

How much did the April 8 storm impact your house? How much did it damage your roof? You may not be aware of all of the roof impact, as much of that damage only reveals itself with later leaks after considerable precipitation.

Winds were clocked at 90 mph in Warsaw, Kentucky, on April 8. Winds of that severity can strip off shingles, loosen flashing, take down gutters, and rip off whole sections of a roof.

If you would like an inspection of your roof, please contact Harper Siding & Roofing.