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Tornado in Ohio: Ursuline College closes after heavy damage

A tornado has hit Ursuline College in northeast Ohio about 3:35 a.m. Saturday morning collapsing a wall of the athletic center and other buildings.

According to the National Weather Service, EF1 twister with 110 mph winds hit Ursuline College located about 13 miles east of Cleveland.

Tornado damage has been worst at Ursuline's O'Brien Athletic Center. Other three buildings were also damaged including the Dauby Science Center and the Ralph M. Besse Library.

Photo below shows tornado damage at the O'Brien Athletic Center, Urusiline College (Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer; Cleveland.Com).

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According to the Ursuline College website, campus is closed today (July 20) and tomorrow (July 21) as the administration further assesses damage and develops a recovery plan. A disaster relief fund will be established to help rebuild the campus, website has added.

Ursuline College is the first women's college in Ohio.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 20, 2013

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