COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Severe storms brought very high winds and heavy rains to central Ohio.
Several old growth trees were downed in Schiller Park south of downtown. The roof was partially ripped off a warehouse near I-270 and Westbelt Drive.
"I was actually in this thing and if it wasn't a tornado I don't know what to call it," said John Boyd who works in the Westbelt Drive area.
Boyd and some co-workers decided to go outside to look at the clouds, but couldn't get back into the building with their key cards because the power went out. They rode out the storm standing against a wall.
"It looks like a whole building flew at us," he said.
More than 100 vehicles in the parking lot had their windows busted out.
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A 71 mph wind gust was recorded at Port Columbus and in Baltimore. A 70 mph wind gust hit Newark. Rickenbacker reported a 52 mph gust. A sensor at Darby Creek Elementary School in Hilliard topped out at 64 mph.
A train was derailed by high winds in Williams County in northwestern Ohio. A part of a mini mart collapsed near Celina in west-central Ohio. Storm damage was also reported in the Cleveland area. Click here to read about that from our sister station, WTAM 1100.
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Video from Westbelt Dr courtesy John Boyd
Storm hits Riverside Hospital - Courtesy Laura OlsonVideo posted to YouTube from the west side of Columbus