National Weather Service determines EF-0 tornado hit Stark and Tuscarawas counties on Sunday

Canal Fulton on April 14.

CANAL FULTON, Ohio– The National Weather Service determined a weak tornado hit Stark County and Tuscarawas County during Sunday’s severe storms.

In Stark County, an EF-0 tornado touched down near Lafayette Drive NW in Canal Fulton at 5:15 p.m. The NWS said it was about 50 yards wide with maximum wind speeds of 75 mph.

It’s path was 3.6 miles, cutting over Akron Avenue NW and Mount Pleasant Road into Summit County.

In Tuscarawas County, an EF-0 twister touched down on Gasser Road in Dover at around 5:49 p.m.  Maximum wind speeds were 85 mph, according to the National Weather Service.  The tornado blew apart a barn.

There are now three confirmed tornadoes from Sunday’s powerful storms in Northeast Ohio.

The first, an EF-2, stayed on the ground for 17 miles as it traveled through the southern portion of Shelby in Richland County.

That tornado, with winds between 120 mph and 125 mph, damaged at least 30 buildings and injured six people.

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