CLEVELAND - Residents in southern Trumbull County were startled to see a full-fledged tornado headed their way Sunday afternoon.
It was just after 2:30 p.m. when residents in Girard grabbed their cellphone cameras to capture the sight. The National Weather Service confirmed on Monday that a weak tornado did touch down at that time in Girard.
The damage was minor according to reports. Trees and branches were downed in Girard and Liberty Township, as well as in nearby Vienna Township. A storage shed was also reportedly blown over.
In nearby Hubbard, storm spotter reports noted at least 16 trees were downed on Warner Road and eight other pine trees were snapped in half. Four cars were also damaged by falling trees and minor damage was reported to rooftops, signs, chimneys and out buildings.
A survey team from the Cleveland National Weather Service Office ruled the tornado an EF-0, the weakest on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of tornado damage.
The funnel twisted across a path three miles long and 25 yards wide. Wind speeds from this tornado were estimated between 60-70 miles per hour.
No one was injured.
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