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UPDATED: Funnel Cloud spotted touching down -- Seek shelter

• Updated Aug 7, 2019 at 9:41 AM

* * * UPDATED: 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 * * *

Huron County EMA Director Art Mead confirmed the funnel clouds’ reports. He said it’s impossible to know if the county is in the clear yet or not. 

“Some parts of county look OK with sunshine and no rain. Some parts still look very dark,” he said.

Mead said the weather phenomenon cannot accurately be called a tornado until it’s confirmed by weather professionals on a radar, however, Mead said trusted sources have indicated a high likelihood of the matter.

“There were at least a couple funnel clouds spotted,” he said. “At least several were seen by local law enforcement, some of them are reported to have touched down. ... And we know there’s damage throughout the areas. Trees are down and power lines are down.”


More information will be released as it is received....


* * * ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 * * *

Huron County’s Everbrdige emergency alert systems released this alert at 6 p.m.:


A funnel cloud was spotted near the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, heading east.


A funnel cloud touched down near Ohio 601 and the Norwalk raceway. Seek shelter now if you are east of this area.

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