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Ohio Police Chief Revises Tornado Death Toll to 5

  • Flag flies at tornado-damaged house in Ohio

    June 6: An American flag flies nears a tornado damaged house in Lake Township, Ohio. (AP2010)

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    June 6: Tornadoes and thunderstorms swept across the Midwest early Sunday morning (Fox Toledo).

MILLBURY, Ohio  -- An Ohio police chief has revised the death toll downward from seven victims to five in a powerful weekend tornado that left dozens homeless in the Midwest.

Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer said Monday that officials likely double-counted people who died at the hospital with victims previously identified as dying at the scene.

Hummer says authorities were dealing with multiple counties, agencies and hospitals when trying to figure out how many had died.

The line of storms ripped off a movie-theater roof in Illinois and siding at a Michigan nuclear plant, forcing a shutdown.

But the worst destruction was in northwest Ohio, where a tornado left a strip up to 300 yards wide and 10 miles long littered with wrecked vehicles and family possessions.