OHIO (WOIO) - On Wednesday, September 10, several Ohioans witnessed tornadoes rip through their communities. Luckily for them, there wasn't a huge amount of damage and no loss of life. Tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service in four areas: Stow, Hiram, Sugar Bush Knolls, and Streetsboro.
A tornado struck near the intersection of Berwin Drive and Bunker Lane around 5:40 p.m. and plowed through the side of a house near Stow-Munroe Falls High School.
Along the nearly half mile path of the tornado much of the damage was to trees that
were knocked down or uprooted. The tornado also caused damage to five homes. Some shingle and mainly minor structure damage occurred to four of the homes. One home sustained notable damage to the roof and chimney.
The EF0 tornado had an estimated wind speed of 85 mph. The path of the tornado was reported to be 25 to 50 yards wide and 0.6 miles long. The tornado was on the ground for less than two minutes.
The tornado touched down as an EF0 with winds estimated to be around 74 mph near Allyn Road northwest of Hiram at 5:54 p.m.
The tornado moved northeast to near Winchell Road and then lifted. The tornado caused a few trees to uproot and broke large branches. Minor damage occurred to a few houses on Winchell Road. The maximum path width was 25 to 50 yards and the maximum estimated wind speed was 74 mph.
IN SUGAR BUSH KNOLLS (PORTAGE COUNTY):
A tornado touched down as an EF0 with winds estimated around 85 mph near the intersection of Spell Road and Judson Road. The tornado then moved into the Raccoon Hill Golf Club and then crossed Hudson Road.
Along its 0.9 mile path the tornado uprooted or damaged numerous trees.
The maximum path width was 50 yards and the maximum estimated wind speed was 85 mph. The tornado was on the ground for three minutes.
A tornado touched down as an EF0 with winds estimated around 74 mph on Route 14 between Price Road and Lake Rockwell Road.
The tornado caused a tree to uproot and broke large branches. Damage indicates a brief touchdown lasting less than a minute. The maximum path width was 20 yards and the maximum estimated wind speed was 74 mph.
The Rittman Police Department reports just a couple of down trees and no damage was reported in Wadsworth.