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Sat. 9:50pm: Tornado hits Ohio's Ursuline College; no one hurt

July 20, 2013
Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

PEPPER PIKE (AP) - A tornado of 110 mph winds hit Ursuline College in northeast Ohio early this morning, collapsing a wall of the school's athletic center and damaging other buildings but causing no injuries, officials said.

The EF1 twister hit about 3:35 a.m. northwest of the college and continued across part of the campus, meteorologist William Comeaux of the National Weather Service in Cleveland said. It reached 100-200 yards wide and traveled 1.3 miles.

Only a few students were on campus at the time and they were close to the athletic center that was hardest hit, a college spokeswoman said.

"The blessing is that there was no loss of life or injury," Sister Diana Stano, president of the 1,500-student school about 13 miles east of Cleveland, said on its website.

No one answered the main number for the college Saturday evening but a recorded message said the campus was closed today and Sunday to assess the damage.

 
 

 

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