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Tornadoes leave path of destruction in several Northeast Ohio counties

Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 7:10 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Numerous tornadoes touched down on Thursday afternoon throughout Northeast Ohio, leaving devastating destruction in their wake.

National Weather Service Cleveland confirmed that 6 tornadoes touched down in Northeast Ohio yesterday afternoon.

3 tornadoes in Hinckley Township, Wickliffe, and Jackson township were all rated EF1.

The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies EF1 as a weak category at 86 to 110 mph.

The fourth confirmed tornado was in Hudson, categorized as EF0 at peak winds of 80 mph.

The fifth tornado touched down in Mecca in Trumbull county, rated EF1.

The final tornado touched down in Johnston Township, rated EF0 with estimated peak winds at 80 mph.

The tornado warnings issued yesterday broke a record number in a single day.

Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Stark, Trumbull. and Wayne counties were each under a tornado warning at some point in the day.

[ Tornadoes touch down as severe storms strike Northeast Ohio counties ]

Social media has been flooded with photos and videos of storm damage in several counties.

Wickliffe

Twinsburg

Jackson Township

Hudson

Aurora

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