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National Weather Service in Cleveland issues record number of tornado warnings in single day

Tornadoes leave path of destruction in several Northeast Ohio counties
Tornadoes leave path of destruction in several Northeast Ohio counties(WOIO)
Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 12:17 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Thursday’s severe weather caused Cleveland’s National Weather Service to issue a record number of tornado warnings for a single day or event going back to 2005.

As of Friday morning, the National Weather Service of Cleveland confirmed two tornadoes in the Youngstown and North Canton areas.

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

In total, NWS issued 11 tornado warnings with what it called a “sneaky, tricky severe weather event.”

The previous record was 10 tornado warnings from the severe weather event that happened June 12-13, 2013, NWS said.

The tornados and severe storms left a path of destruction in its wake.

[ Tornadoes leave path of destruction in several Northeast Ohio counties ]

A house in Wickliffe saw some of the worst damage in what the fire chief called a “very isolated” instance.

[ Wickliffe house destroyed as tornado tears off roof ]

Tornadoes leave path of destruction in several Northeast Ohio counties
Tornadoes leave path of destruction in several Northeast Ohio counties(WOIO)

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