MEDINA COUNTY - Two tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service in Lorain and Medina Counties from Tuesday afternoon.
A storm survey of the Valley City area saw damage consistent with an EF1 tornado having estimated winds of 94 mph. The tornado originated in Lorain County around 1:33 p.m. at Island Road and State Route 303 and tracked toward Valley City in Medina County.
The tornado traveled about 7 miles before lifting up near the intersection of Grafton and Marks Roads.
Viewer photos and Channel 3 video indicates several trees uprooted or broken off with heavy damage to at least one barn.
Another tornado also touched down in Hinckley at 1:47 p.m. and was rated an EF1 with winds estimated of 94 mph. It's very likely this was the same storm cell from earlier and touched down a second time in Hinckley.
This time, the tornado touched down south of the intersection of Ridge Road and Boston Road in Hinckley. A home on Ridge Road had minor roof damage.
Over eastern Ohio, a third tornado was confirmed in Canfield in Mahoning County. That twister was also an EF1 storm with winds near 90 mph. About 10 homes were damaged with trees on several houses and a couple of garages were heavily damaged.
A storm survey by the National Weather Service earlier Tuesday afternoon says the tornado tracked .6 miles moving across the water treatment plant and lifted at the eastern edge of the Valleaire Golf Course off of Boston Road where tree damage was easily visible.
The tornado was part of a strong storm system that swept through the area shortly before 2 p.m.