National Weather Service: Two EF-0 tornadoes touched down Thursday in Stark County

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STARK COUNTY, Ohio — The National Weather Service confirms that two EF-0 tornadoes touched down in Stark County Thursday night. The first twister touched down around 8:15 p.m.; it started in Navarre and ended in eastern Perry Township in Stark County. According to the National Weather Service, the vast majority of the damage associated with the storm was uprooted trees and broken tree limbs. The survey team did note some minor structural damage including shingles and siding removed from a few homes. A second tornado briefly touched down at 8:23 p.m., according to the NWS. That tornado caused damage to a silo and barn roof on Bentler Avenue in Nimishillen Township.  It then continued northeast causing “considerable tree damage” along Easton Street NE and Pilot Knob Avenue NE. Numerous trees were reportedly uprooted or snapped along the path.  Some even fell on power lines.  Towards the end of the storm’s track, several buildings experienced damage. Stark County experienced thunderstorms Thursday evening, and at one point was placed under a tornado warning.
Currently, just over 900 people across Stark County remain without power.
A tree went through a home on 14th Street NW in Perry Township. No one was injured. Meanwhile, a Canton resident shared the following photos of damage to her home with FOX 8. Read more here. 

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