Storm damage in Moscow, Ohio on Friday March 2, 2012 (Photo courtesy of WCPO)
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CINCINNATI - Officials have been inspecting buildings before allowing people back into sections of southwest Ohio where strong storms killed three people, damaged dozens of homes and blew the roof off a post office.
The National Weather Service received reports of possible tornadoes in at least six cities and towns in Ohio on Friday.
Gov. John Kasich was expected to visit Clermont County on Saturday to view some of the heaviest damage.
Some residents returning to their streets on Saturday morning said they were shocked to see homes leveled and even relocated by the winds.
The hardest-hit places included the village of Moscow. A village council member, 64-year-old Carol Forsee, was found dead in her home, and the storms ripped the roof off the local post office.
Bill Adkins, 58, and James Prater, 54, died in Bethel, about 35 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
The National Weather Service received reports of possible tornadoes in at least six different Ohio cities and towns, as storms tore across the state as part of a system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
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A confirmed tornado touched down near Denver International Airport Tuesday afternoon, sending travelers on the concourse, on planes and in the terminal scrambling to get into tornado shelters.
The National Weather Service says at least six tornadoes touched down in Ohio during violent midweek storms.