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Orrville Tornado: Freak Storm Tears Roof From Ohio Home

Thursday, 08 Aug 2013 10:14 AM

By Alexandra Ward

A tornado swept through Orrville, Ohio, Wednesday and tore the roof off the home of a family that had just left for volleyball practice not an hour before the freak storm hit.

"It just came out of no where. I mean the clouds were rotating clearly and I was like well I've seen this happen before," Adam Shilling, a neighbor who had been in Oklahoma when the deadly twister struck in May, told 19actionnews.com.

The house, which belongs to Jennifer Wyndham, sustained an estimated $80,000 worth of damage, Chief Les Durstine of the Apple Creek East Union Township Fire Department told the Canton Repository. No one was injured and the family's pets — a dog and two cats — were also unharmed.

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"This is spooky being that close to where we are," neighbor Julie Muller said. "I guess we can count our blessings."

Witnesses reported hearing tornado sirens and seeing a funnel cloud around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. The rapidly moving storm system upended some trees and caused some power outages, but an hour later the winds had died down and the sun was out.

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