Tornado Hits College Campus

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio (July 21, 2013)--A tornado hit the campus of Ursuline College in northeast Ohio, causing some damage but college officials say no one was injured.

The National Weather Service says the EF-1 twister with 110 mile per hour winds hit at around 3:35 a.m. Saturday northwest of the college and continued across part of the campus.

It was 100 to 200 yards wide and traveled 1.3 miles.

College officials say the twister caused an external wall of the school's O'Brien Athletic Center to collapse and destroyed part of the roof.

They say the storm also damaged several other buildings, including a science center and a library.

Many trees were uprooted or destroyed and there was minor damage to other campus facilities.

The campus, which is about 12 miles east of Cleveland, was closed over the weekend while officials assess the damage.


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