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Tornado Confirmed in Clay Township

CLAY TOWNSHIP -- The National Weather Service confirmed and EF-0 tornado hit Clay Township during Thursday night's storms.

The damage stretched a few miles in the area, and created a path of destruction.

Neighbors on Parsing Road had a 150 year old barn be torn apart, and pieces of the metal roof were thrown across the street and lodged into several trees.

"The roof coming off, all that metal made a lot of noise and it sounded like something was falling apart, we didn't know if it was the house or the barn," said Jeff Rench.

The noise came from this 150 year old barn.

"We just felt fortunate it didn't hit the house, we had a little roof damage on the house just some shingles, but, fortunate really," said Rench, "Front yard's full of barn, and  the neighbor's really, they probably have more of my barn than we have."

The National Weather Service looked at damage from three locations in Clay Township.

Just down the street from Rench's home, another barn was torn apart.

The homeowner didn't want to talk on camera, but said it was the worst damage he had seen in the 37 years he'd lived there.

"We saw kind of a path with damage confined not really spread too much from the individual sources and structures," said Todd Shobe, National Weather Service.

A path from an EF-0 tornado.

Something Rench and his family had suspected.

But now that it's confirmed, the damage is a reminder of mother nature's force.

"We're lucky, I mean, first of all we're lucky it didn't destroy the house, but you known, 150 feet that way, it could have really done a lot of damage to that house, so yeah we're lucky," said Rench.

 
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