19 Tornadoes Hit Cincinnati. What Was Destroyed?

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storms and lightningAmid the COVID-19 Shelter In Place, a massive storm hit Cincinnati on April 8-9, 2020. That number 19 was significant here as well. 19 tornadoes hit the Tri-State, according to the National Weather Service.

Devastation was severe across Greater Cincinnati, including Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.


16 of those tornadoes that touched down were considered minor. Three were larger and caused a great deal more damage.

  • Grant County, Kentucky. The EF1 tornado touched down about four miles northwest of Dry Ridge. It traveled over two miles, and reached speeds nearing 90 miles per hour.
  • Ripley County, Indiana. Another EF1 landed southwest of Versailles, and hit businesses, trees, and houses as it went.
  • Pendleton County, Kentucky. South of Falmouth, another EF1 landed, with winds around 100 miles per hour. The biggest damage was along Hogg Ridge Road, U.S. Route 27, McKinneysburg Road, and West State Highway 22. Power poles and trees were snapped, and several barns were destroyed.

Did the storm destroy trees near you?

Many other areas were hit as well, with tornadic damage devastating trees and structures.

Among the other areas impacted:

  • Rising Sun, Indiana; Kenton County, Kentucky; Dearborn County, Indiana; Hamilton County, Ohio, including the areas of Indian Hill, Milford, Madeira, Silverton, and Amberley.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported. The property damage was extensive, and power outages were rampant across the Tri-State.

In the event of a storm such as this, please contact Tree Images if you have tree damage – or potential tree damage – on your property. We are accessible 24/7 in the event of emergencies, and have the equipment necessary to move massive trees.