Funnel cloud captured on camera in Medina County

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 12:32 AM EDT
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MEDINA CO., Ohio (WOIO) - At Buckeye High School in Medina, students and several parents were caught off guard when a tornado siren sounded just after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The National Weather Service is working to determine if a tornado touched down in Brunswick, and many at the high school spotted what they believe was the swirling of a funnel cloud that touched down.

Tornadoes in the North Canton and Youngstown areas were confirmed by the NWS.

Several people caught the rotation on camera as it descended from the clouds.

Several students said they were at football practice when the siren sounded, followed by heavy rain.

“We all thought it was like a drill at first. We were like don’t they only play this thing on Saturday? So, we were all confused for a second, because we didn’t really know, and when the clouds started coming in it started pouring. We ran in - ran for the building and ran inside,” Zack Onorati, a sophomore at Buckeye High School, said.

Nathan Carpenter, who is also a sophomore at Buckeye High School, told 19 News, “We saw the clouds but didn’t see an actual tornado.”

19 News drove the streets in Brunswick and Medina and could not find any major damage, but the fire department did tell 19 News there were downed power lines that were repaired.

No injuries were reported.

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