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Macedonia, Twinsburg, Solon Tornado

Summit, Cuyahoga
Begin Location:
Begin Time:
07:00 PM EST
End Location:
End Time:
07:15 PM EST
7 Miles
100 Yards
Property Damage:
$ 17M

A small F0/F1 tornado touched down in Macedonia near the intersection of Valley View Drive (SR 631) and Aurora Road and moved northeast. The tornado gradually strengthened and reached F2 intensity as it crossed State Route 14 and moved into Twinsburg. Extensive damage was done in Macedonia and Twinsburg. In Macedonia, 60 homes were damaged including two that were destroyed and 15 others were damaged enough to be declared uninhabitable. The most severe damage in the county occurred in the Glenwood Preserve neighborhood on the north side of Twinsburg. Extensive damage was done on Andover Drive and Deeplake Circle where several homes were leveled and a total of 45 homes damaged. Damage estimates in Twinsburg alone were well over $5 million. The damage path was continuous and about 100 yards in width. Dozens of cars were damaged or destroyed and hundreds of trees and power poles downed in Summit County.

After a track of just over three miles the tornado weakened to F1 intensity and crossed into Cuyahoga County south of Glenwillow. The tornado caused some home damage in Glenwillow and tore the roof off of a business. After moving across a few open fields the tornado crossed into Solon along Pettibone Road. Several homes were damaged on Selworthy and Hollycock Lanes in the Liberty Hill subdivision just north of Pettibone. As the tornado continued northeast it damaged several more homes in the Hunt Club subdivision near the intersection of SOM Center and Arthur Roads. Next hit was the Solon Middle School on SOM Center Road just north of Arthur Road. The school sustained over $2 million in roof and structural damages. As the tornado continued northeast it caused damage in the Ayleshire subdivision along Aurora Road. More home damage occured along Liberty Street near the railroad tracks and on Windy Hill Lane. The tornado finally dissipated on the eastern edge of Solon near Bainbridge Road after traveling for about four miles and damaging around 100 homes in the county. Most of the home damage was minor, but dozens of cars were damaged or destroyed and hundreds of trees and power poles downed. The damage path was generally 50 to 100 yards in width.

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