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Calcutta residents describe Sunday tornado

The National Weather Service determined that an EF1 tornado touched down in Calcutta Sunday night.

The National Weather Service determined that an EF1 tornado touched down in Calcutta Sunday night.

Strong storms rolled across the Ohio Valley Sunday evening producing a tornado warning around 7:17 p.m. Moments later, large trees came toppling down strong winds up to 90 mph hit the area.

"We heard an alert we didn't think anything of it at first,” Kya Kavanagh said. “So we all went to the basement. You could hear a bunch of stuff falling."

Kavanagh said they went out back to see their trampoline folded in half, and everything down the road was blocked.

"I heard high winds and it got pretty scary and I heard something that sounded like a train, and I knew from stories I heard, you hear that sound, so we ran downstairs,” Annette Volino said. “It was pretty scary."

Tina dasher

"My daughter stepped outside for a minute; the next thing I knew, she was against the door,” Tina Dasher said. “That’s when it all started. I brought her in the house, and grabbed the baby. We went into the basement with my other daughter and then it was done.”

One business reported damage -- cooling units were ripped off at the local YMCA.

Another man said the storm pulled the deck roof away from his house.

According to the National Weather Service, Sunday featured the first November tornado in our area since 2003, when a tornado touched down in New Philadelphia.

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