CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service in Cleveland canceled a Tornado Warning for central Sandusky County and Ottawa County in northwestern Ohio shortly after issuing it Wednedsay afternoon.
The areas in red were under a Tornado Warning, according to the NWS.
At 3 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Genoa, 17 miles northwest of Fremont, moving southeast at 30 mph, according to the NWS.
Potential impacts included flying debris that will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.
Locations impacted included: Fremont, Oak Harbor, Genoa, Elmore, Ballville, Lindsey, Rocky Ridge and Stony Prairie.
The NWS recommended the following precautions:
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
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