OHIO, USA — Northeast Ohioans are assessing the damage after strong storms ripped through the area Thursday afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued multiple tornado warnings across several counties starting at roughly 4 p.m. and continuing on until the early evening. 3News has confirmed there were tornadoes in the region, although the exact number is not yet clear.
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The warnings began in the area of Ashland and Medina counties and spread east towards Stark and Summit. Photos on social media showed a visible twister near Jackson Township.
More warnings brought us to almost all of Portage County. The Portage County Sheriff's Office tells 3News there have been three confirmed tornadoes in the area, two in Streetsboro and one in Shalersville.
There was never an official tornado warning in Lake County, but photos sent to 3News from Wickliffe show heavy damage in the area.
3News cameras have been driving around the Twinsburg-Hudson area, which saw heavy rain and winds for a period of time. You can watch live in the player below:
The 3News weather team is tracking the latest weather updates on-air and online. Stay with us as this story develops.
If you manage to safely capture any storm photos or videos, you can submit them to us in one of the following ways:
- Text message: Send us your pictures or videos to 216-344-3370. Be sure to include your name and location.
- Using the WKYC app: Select the "near me" button on the bottom-right side of the app and follow the on-screen prompts.
- Social media: You can send us your images on Facebook or Twitter, too. Just be sure to include #3Weather so it's easy for our team to find your submissions.