Severe thunderstorms in eastern Ohio damaged buildings and trees Thursday. Four tornadoes have been confirmed so far, and more are likely.
The National Weather Service offices in Cleveland and Pittsburgh began inspecting damaged areas on Friday morning. It may take a few days to complete and get all the details. The information is preliminary at this time.
This tornado was classified as EF-1. It damaged trees and barns, as well as the siding of a house. Further information is not available at the moment.
This tornado was classified as EF-1. It damaged trees and a barn, and debris damaged nearby cars. Further information is not available at the moment.
Township of Hinckley
This tornado was classified as EF-1. It started in the southwestern part of the township in the Turnstone Court area at 4:36 pm It damaged a garage door, roofs and exterior siding.
He then felled several trees near Stony Hill Road and caused further damage to trees on his path which ended in the Hinckley Reservation of Cleveland Metropark. The tornado arose at 4:42 p.m. near Stark State College.
This tornado was on the ground for approximately 2.5 miles and had a maximum width of 50 meters.
Township of Jackson
This tornado was classified as EF-1. It started just north of Jackson High School at 5:10 pm and headed northeast. It ended at 5:15 p.m.
It was on the ground for just under three miles and had a maximum width of 50 meters.
Our SkyCam in Akron captured the severe storms that produced tornadoes in Northeast Ohio.
A ROTATING WALL CLOUD has been spotted by our @ SpectrumNews1OH SkyCam moves over downtown Akron around 5 p.m. Thursday. Shortly after this was seen, tornado warnings were issued by @NWSCLE. In total, about 15 tornado warnings were issued in Ohio on Friday by NWSCLE & NWSPittsburgh #OHwx pic.twitter.com/Z9M2YlkrPD
– Eric Elwell (@EricElwell_TV) 22 October 2021
Spectrum News 1’s Tricia Stuckey took these photos of the damage at Wickliffe on Thursday night.
Further reports from Wickliffe and the Hudson / Aurora area are expected. The first indications are that tornado damage has also occurred there.
This story will be updated as more reports come in.