4 tornadoes now confirmed in Wednesday storms, more surveys underway

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The National Weather Service has now confirmed that four tornadoes touched down in Northeast Ohio during yesterday's severe storms, and more areas hit are still being surveyed.

The following tornadoes have been confirmed:

-- An EF0 tornado touched down in Stow Wednesday at approximately 5:22 p.m. at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

No damage was done there, according to a NWS report, but the tornado continued about a half mile northeast, damaging and uprooting trees. A roof was also ripped off of a home on Bunker Lane. A total of about five homes were reportedly damaged.

The tornado was on the ground for less than two minutes, and wind speeds reached about 85 miles per hour. The path width was 50 yards.

-- An EF0 tornado was also confirmed on Route 14 between Price Road and Lake Rockwell Road in Streetsboro at around 5:34 p.m. The tornado caused a tree to uproot and broke large branches, according to NWS.

Touchdown is estimated at less than a minute, and wind speed was approximately 74 miles per hour. The path width was about 20 yards.

-- An EF0 tornado was also confirmed in the village of Sugar Bush Knolls in Portage County at approximately 5:29 p.m. near the intersection of Spell Road and Judson Road. It uprooted or damaged numerous trees.

Estimated wind speed was 85 miles per hour. Maximum path width was 50 yards, and it traveled for about 0.9 miles.

-- An EF0 tornado was also confirmed in Hiram. No further details are yet available on that tornado.

No one was injured in any of the storms.


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