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First Energy reports that electricity has been restored to most of the areas ravaged by storms and tornadoes on Tuesday.

The utility was reporting only a half a dozen customers were still without power in Mahoning and Mercer Counties by Wednesday  afternoon. 

The National Weather Service reported that two tornadoes swept through the valley on Tuesday.

Experts say that an EF-1 tornado touched down near the Society of St. Paul on West Akron-Canfield Road at 2:15 p.m. Analysts say the twister skipped east-northeast through Canfield Township and the city of Canfield and finally lifting near South raccoon road in the northeast corner of Canfield Township.

About 10 homes were damaged with trees on several houses and a couple of garages were heavily damaged. The storm tracked for nearly 5 miles with a maximum width of 800 yards and estimated wind speed of 90 mph.

34 minutes later in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, a maximum EF-1 tornado was reported in the community of Hogland, just southwest of the borough of Mercer in East Lackawannock Township.  A survey by the National Weather Service determined that the storm packing maximum winds of 90 mph caused damage along State Route 318 from Orchard Road to Stone Base Road.

The National Weather Service classifies tornadoes into three broad groups based on their estimated wind speeds and resultant damage:

Weak     EF0, EF1     Wind speeds of 65 to 110 mph
Strong   EF2, EF3     Wind speeds of 111 to 165 mph
Violent  EF4, EF5     Wind speeds of 166 to 200 mph or more


Weather Service experts say it wasn’t a tornado, but straight line winds that caused damage along Highway 62 and State Route 965 to near Breene Road in Jackson Center. Maximum winds were estimated at 83 mph. The storm left a path of destruction about fifty yards wide and two miles long.

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