Sirens wailed in mid- afternoon Saturday after the National Weather Service issued a short-lived tornado warning for Trumbull County, but no tornado damage was reported.
After Windham firefighters called the Trumbull County 911 center, saying they saw an eastbound tornado along state Route 303 in Portage County, the center activated all Trumbull County emergency warning sirens and notified the National Weather Service, a 911 supervisor said.
The NWS issued a tornado warning for Trumbull County at 2:27 p.m. and canceled it at 3:15 p.m.
Callers to the 911 center from Niles, Warren and Howland reported seeing an eastbound funnel cloud along state Route 82. Warren Sam’s Club management told everyone in the store to gather at the center of the store.
Heavy rain fell at the same time, filling some residential yards with water, but not causing any major flooding. Some basement flooding was reported in Braceville and Bristolville, the 911 center reported.
A flash-flood watch is in effect through today for Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio and in Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylania.