A funnel cloud was sighted near Delaware State Park Saturday evening, according to the the Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
County officials were notified by individuals and law enforcement about the cloud at 6:45 p.m. A 911 dispatcher issued the tornado warning sirens at the time based on those reports.
In a message on Facebook, the office reminded the public that “the difference between a funnel cloud and a tornado is that a funnel cloud does not touch the ground. It may eventually turn into a tornado as it makes contact with land.”
Delaware County EMA and the Tri-Township Fire Department responded to the scene near Coover Road and reported no injuries and damages to buildings. Some trees were down, tangled with power lines.
The storm was not prominent on the National Weather Service’s radar, according to the office.
The US National Weather Service in Wilmington conducted a storm survey for Darke County Sunday and may have conducted a possible survey in Delaware County.
The NWS coordinated with the Delaware county EMA regarding this potential survey.
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