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NWS issues tornado warning for Trumbull, Geauga, Ashtabula counties

Posted at 2:28 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 16:48:55-04

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for northwestern Trumbull County, southeastern Geauga County and southwestern Ashtabula County in Northeastern Ohio until 3:30 p.m.

At 2:17 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Burton, or near Chardon, moving southeast at 25 mph, according to the NWS.

Potential hazards include a tornado and quarter-size hail. 

Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter, the NWS reports. Mobile homes could be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is also likely.

This dangerous storm will be near Middlefield at around 2:30 p.m., according to the NWS, then near Bristolville around 3:05 p.m., Leavittsburg around 3:15 p.m., Warren around 3:20 p.m., Cortland around 3:30 p.m.

The NWS said other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Parkman, Huntsburg, Mecca, Champion Heights, Aquilla, Claridon and Howland Center.

The NWS advises:

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.