Apr 14, 2008 WNWO story :
Officials told NBC24 Saturday that the storm cut a 200 foot path of damage in eastern Lucas County near Bono, Ohio and Reno Beach. Some residents claim that they saw a funnel cloud, however the Lucas County sheriff department says they could not confirm any funnel clouds, water spouts or touchdowns.
Apr 15, 2008 WTOL story :
Sherri Palmer says, "We seen this big sheet of metal floating by. And next thing we know, we looked and seen the tornado. I mean it was right in our face. It was like 50-yards wide at the bottom."
Jerusalem Twp. Fire Chief Harold Stanton says, "Yeah there are some boats knocked off their trailers and off blocks. For the most part, this end of the marina was empty, where it struck at, so we got real lucky. Another month or so and we'd have people, on a Friday night, living in those campers."There were no reports of any injuries.
Apr 16, 2008 Toledo Blade story :
The tornado touched down between 7:20 and 7:30 p.m. The path was about five miles long and 20 to 35 yards wide, with winds up to 100 mph, the weather service said.The worst damage was at Meinke Marina West on Corduroy Road, about a half-mile west of Reno Beach, where at least seven campers were tossed by the wind, according to the Jerusalem Township Fire Department.
National Weather Service statement :
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
1030 PM EDT MON APR 14 2008
...STORM SURVEY CONDUCTED IN LUCAS COUNTY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY IN EASTERN LUCAS COUNTY MONDAY AFTERNOON TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE DAMAGE FROM THE THUNDERSTORMS THAT OCCURRED FRIDAY EVENING. THE DAMAGE NEARCURTICE TO RENO BEACH WAS DETERMINED TO BE CAUSED BY A TORNADO.
THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 5 MILES AND AT THE WIDEST THE DAMAGE PATH WAS 25-35 YARDS WIDE. BASED ON THE DAMAGE...WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 100 MPH MAKING THIS AN EF1 TORNADO. THE
INITIAL TOUCHDOWN WAS JUST NORTH OF CURTICE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH CURTICE ROAD AND STATE ROUTE 2. THE TORNADO HAD AN INTERMITTENT PATH NORTHEAST TO NEAR RENO BEACH.
CITY: 1 N OF CURTICE TO RENO BEACH
TIME AND DATE: 720-730 PM EDT 4/11/08
PATH LENGTH: 5 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 25-35 YARDS (WIDEST)
WINDS: 100 MPH
EF SCALE: EF1