Severe summer thunderstorms in Ohio will cause between $71.5 million and $84.8 million in insured losses, according to current industry estimates. The thunderstorms began on July 9 and spawned flooding and three tornadoes, which exacerbated damage to trees and power lines caused by excessive rain during the previous two weeks.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Cleveland reported that some areas of the state began to experience a two-week period of rain on June 26 that led to an accumulation of eight inches of water. Conditions continued until July 10, when three tornadoes were confirmed in Seneca, Huron, and Sandusky counties.

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