Tormented: Second Round of Tornadoes Rip through Northern Ohio

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OHIO (WOIO) - It was a wild night for many across Ohio Tuesday night, and the Cavaliers being humiliated by the Boston Celtics had nothing to do with it.

Tornadoes tormented those in Sandusky, Fremont and Clyde, Ohio.

In Fremont, a tornado touched down in the evening causing minor damage to a couple of barns in the area. A mobile home was knocked off its foundation, but there were no injuries.

In Ballville Township, a tornado shifted a barn, ripped the roof off and threw a huge fertilizer tank about a thousand feet into a neighbor's yard.

A mobile home was reportedly tossed a few feet causing major damage as a tornado in Clyde, Ohio swept through. Fortunately, no one was home at the time.

Tuesday night's tornadoes were the second set of severe storms to hit Northern Ohio in less than a week

In Northeast, Ohio Lakewood's Mayor and Director of Public Safety, declared a Local State of Emergency as a result of Friday's severe storm. The declaration enables the city to apply for county, state and federal funding to help pay for clean-up efforts.

Lakewood was hardest hit by Friday night's storm, pummeled by tornado-force winds and quarter sized hail. In just a couple hours, city safety forces received over 100 calls reporting downed trees and power lines. Despite significant damage to homes and other property, no injuries were reported. City wide cleanup efforts continue and will for some time.

"As a result of Friday's storm damage to private and public property, I am declaring a State of Emergency," stated Mayor Ed FitzGerald. "In addition to the safety forces' response and clean-up efforts already underway, this declaration is another necessary part of our response. We're going to ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other entities for help and fight for all available resources to assist the city and homeowners with the aftermath."

More severe storms are expected to roll through Thursday as temperatures rise.

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