Here are some highlights regarding followup to last week’s tornadoes, as provided by the Clermont County Emergency Management Agency:
- National Weather Service has updated its assessment of the incident in Miami Township. They have determined that it was an EF1 Tornado with 90-100 mph wind speeds and was on the ground for about 1 mile. The report can be found at: https://www.weather.gov/iln/20220706_Loveland
- National Weather Service confirmed EF 2 tornado in Goshen Township starting north of the Huntly/Goshen Road intersection; Wind speed was at 130 mph. Length 2.5 miles at this point, but they anticipate that the length will be extended; 750 yards wide. The report from NWS can be found at https://www.weather.gov/iln/20220706_Goshen
- The NWS confirmed a third EF1 tornado at Lake Lorelei in Brown County. The report can be found at: https://www.weather.gov/iln/20220706_Lorelei
- No new injuries reported.
- All roads are open. Unnecessary traffic is discouraged. Traffic congestion hampers recovery efforts.
- Dozens of volunteers assisted homeowners with cleanup, July 9-10. Lowes and Home Depot provided rakes, brooms, gloves, and garbage bags. Home Depot also donated a blade sharpener. Contact the Goshen Township Service Department if a resident needs the sharpener.
- Transiton into a community-driven recovery effort is beginning. Organizations such as social service agencies, faith-based organizations and volunteer groups that are working in the area are being recruited for an unmet needs committee. The goal is to reduce duplication, maximize limited resources, and ensure that no resident falls through the cracks. Here is a list of organizations. If you know of others in the community that should be included, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All impacted jurisdictions (Goshen, Wayne, and Miami Townships), EMA, Developmental Disabilities, Building Department, Connect Clermont, Lions Club, Goshen Township Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, New Richmond Local School District, United Way, UMC of Goshen, Eastside Rotary (Chelsea Hornsby), Goshen CARES, Clermont County SafetyNet Alliance, Catholic Charities of SW Ohio, Crossroads Church – Disaster Response, St. Vincent de Paul, Mercy Works, Mental health and Recovery Board, 4H, American Regulators, Southern Baptists, PWC, DJFS, Public Health (WIC/SNAP), OSU Extension Office, Library, Kiwanis Batavia Rotary, and Great Oaks.