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EF-0 tornado confirmed just west of Canton by National Weather Service

Posted: 1:15 PM, Mar 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-15 14:04:04-04
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After surveying Stark County near the Canton area, The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado did touch down in the area Thursday night.

Representatives from the NWS confirmed a EF-0 tornado.

Tornadoes are rated on the enhanced Fujita Scale from EFO to EF5 with EFO being the weakest with winds of 65-85 mph. Estimated time of tornado was 8:15 p.m. and tornado has been rated an EF-0 with max winds of 80 mph.

This map shows the path of the tornado just west of Canton in Perry Township. Photo by: NWS

The tornado started in Navarre area in Stark County and ended in eastern Perry Township in Stark County. Path length was 4 miles and path width was 25-50 yards. Survey team found many uprooted trees and broken tree limbs, along with some minor structural damage to a few homes (shingles blown off and some siding damage).

The storm team is looking for additional damage and possible tracks Friday afternoon.

The damage caused by the tornado is widespread. High winds uprooted a massive tree in front of a duplex on West 14th Street in Perry Township in Stark County.

At one point, 4,000 homes throughout the county lost power because of downed power lines and hundreds still woke up Friday morning in the dark.

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