Tornado warnings issued for Franklin County; sirens activated

Tornado sirens have been activated in Franklin County in response to a confirmed tornado sighting in Madison County near the Franklin County border, moving west to east.

A tornado warning is in effect for Franklin County through 5:45 a.m. Tornado debris being reported near West Jefferson along the Madison-Franklin border.

Thunderstorms accompanying the storm with wind gusts in area of 70 mph.

This is not a test. Franklin County had canceled the scheduled noon Wednesday tornado siren warning test in anticipation of the predicted severe weather.

A Columbus resident takes a rainy walk through Schiller Park November 30, 2020.

Here are some resources and frequently asked questions for weathering the storm.

How can I check for power outages during the storm?

AEP Ohio maintains an online map with power outages in the area.

Columbus Division of Power maintains its own outage map. If your address is included on the map, there’s no need to report an outage at your location. The city is already aware.

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