JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Representatives from the National Weather Service will be out in multiple cities across Northeast Ohio Friday after a sneaky and severe round of weather on Thursday wreaked havoc, causing damage to homes and trees to fall.
There were 11 tornado warnings issued, which is the most issued by the National Weather Service in Cleveland in one day since 2005.
Severe weather struck in Jackson Township just after 5:15 p.m. Thursday. Heavy tree and structure damage were cited at Jackson Township North Park and continued on a northeasterly path, eventually coming to an end in and around Frank Avenue and University Street, according to Jackson Township Board of Trustees.
View of a fallen tree in front of a home in Jackson Township.
Crews have been working since Thursday to remove downed trees and utility workers were dispatched to affected areas within the township that experienced downed power lines.
As a result of the storm, Jackson Township’s North Park and Fisher Park experienced significant damage to a number of structures in the parks. The township said a number of structures will need engineering assessments to determine their ability to return to full-time use by park visitors.
News 5 will be updating this story and bringing the latest on the results from the National Weather Service.
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