Licking County has been home to a number of storms and weather disasters over the years.
- January 1986 
- July 1954 
The Burlington Storm has become famous for the tornado that swept the county on May 18th, 1825.  The storm originated in Delaware County and then traveled several miles before it made its way into Licking County in the afternoon. While the tornado only touched down for about two minutes, it had devastating effects. Forest and orchards were completely uprooted and buildings demolished in a matter of seconds. Three deaths were reported. 
See also Floods
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- Fugate, L. (1979, January 26). County pulled together to survive '78 blizzard. The Newark Advocate.
- Storm paralyzes county. (1987, April 9). The Licking Countian.
- Quake shakes county. (1986, January 31). The Newark Advocate.
- Hurricane Hits Licking County. (1954, July 15). The Newark Advocate.
- Fleming, D. (2008, February 3). Lightning storm of 1864 brought death, destruction. ThisWeek Community Newspapers-Licking County.
- Winds Rip Through City. (1948, March 20). The Newark Advocate.
- Williams Jr., J. (1997, July 28). County declared disaster area. The Newark Advocate.
- Miller, B. (1998, August 11). Area drenched by 30-minute downpour. The Newark Advocate.
- Picard, A. (2008, September 15). Blown away. The Newark Advocate.
- Keirns, A. (2006, April 6). The Burlington Storm. Our Town.
- Fugate, L. (1981, June 15). Storm, twisters wreck Glenford. The Newark Advocate.
- Fugate, L. (1991, August 14). Tornados have ominous history in Licking County. The Newark Advocate, p. 1D.
- Bates, A. (1986, June 23). Tornado rampages across city. The Newark Advocate.
- Williams, G. (1992, August 9). Twister skips across county. The Newark Advocate.
- Storms destroy homes. (1998, August 26). The Newark Advocate.
- Folder Weather, Local History Vertical File, Licking County Library, Newark, Ohio.
- Moody, M. (1971, May 14). I Remember, I Remember: The Burlington Storm. The Newark Advocate.