UC Alert: June 18, 2021

On June 18, 2021, UC Public Safety sent out the below alert.

9:12 p.m.

UC Alert: Tornado Warning Hamilton County - Take Shelter

Tornado Warning issued June 18 at 9:11PM EDT until June 18 at 9:45PM EDT by NWS Wilmington OH The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...

Ohio County in southeastern Indiana...

Southeastern Dearborn County in southeastern Indiana...

Northern Kenton County in northern Kentucky...

Central Campbell County in northern Kentucky...

Boone County in northern Kentucky...

Southwestern Hamilton County in southwestern Ohio...

* Until 945 PM EDT.

* At 910 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Shawnee, moving east at 35 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.

Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is likely.

* Locations impacted include...

Cincinnati, Covington, Florence, Independence, Erlanger, Edgewood, Alexandria, Elsmere, Fort Mitchell, Villa Hills, Highland Heights, Taylor Mill, Fort Wright, Lawrenceburg, Greendale, Ludlow, Crescent Springs, Aurora, Crestview Hills and Park Hills.

This includes I-75 in Kentucky between mile markers 174 and 190.

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

To report severe weather, go to our website at weather.gov/iln and submit your report via social media, when you can do so safely.