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WARREN — Fallen trees, downed electrical wires, power outages and a possible funnel cloud above Warren were reported throughout Trumbull County late Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland issued a tornado warning at 6:19 p.m. for northern sections of Trumbull County. The warning was lifted around 7 p.m., but the entire area was under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued around 5:55 p.m. and was lifted about 6:45 p.m.

Dale Hahne, Trumbull County 911 supervisor, said there were several reports, including by SkyWarn, of a funnel cloud cell with rotation sighted above the Parkman Road and Southern Boulevard area.

Hahne said there was no report of any tornado touching down, however. The NWS will need to confirm any sightings, he said.

As northeastern Trumbull County was under a tornado warning for a period Sunday, Kinsman Trustee Greg Leonhard said very dark clouds were seen in the skies before moving into Pennsylvania.

“I have not received any calls of any major damage. We had lot of rain and strong winds,” he said.

Trees across roadways were reported on Newton Tomlinson Road in Newton, Durst Drive NW in Champion, Route 534 near Countyline Turnpike Road in Southington and Marshall Road near the Girard-McDonald viaduct in McDonald.

A Warren Fire Department spokesman said a downed tree was on a home at 2729 Woodland Ave. NE. There were no injuries.

Power outages were reported across the county. First Energy’s website reported 1,223 customers in Trumbull County without power with restoration expected late Sunday.

bcoupland@tribtoday.com

2019-04-15 04:22:25

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