Roof Ripped Off Home as Tornadoes Tear Through Ohio, Pennsylvania

Several tornadoes touched down in Ohio on Thursday, leaving one home in the city of Wickliffe with its roof torn off.

No one was at home at the time of the destruction, and the displaced residents will stay with family members, city fire chief Jim Powers told Cleveland 19 News.

Powers added that the damage was a "very isolated" incident, possibly caused by a microburst or a tornado. He told Cleveland 19 News that the rest of the town experienced less significant damage, such as downed trees and wires.

Neighbor Yanko Vraearic told the news outlet that he heard what sounded like bombs going off and described himself as "lucky," with his home experiencing damage that was less severe.

The National Weather Service (NWS) of Cleveland said it was going to send out survey teams on Friday to assess the areas of damage and figure out how many tornadoes occurred and how strong they were.

On Twitter, NWS Cleveland said it had issued a total of 11 tornado warnings during what it described as a "sneaky, tricky severe weather event" in Ohio yesterday—the most warnings issued in a single day in the state since 2005.

The weather across parts of the state left hundreds of residents without power.

The local weather service also shared photos and footage of damage in the area that was uploaded to Twitter.

As of 4 a.m. EDT on Friday there were no watches, warnings or advisories in place for Ohio, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and most of the weather warnings in place around the country appeared to be frost advisories or flood watches.

Warning of High Winds

A wind advisory is in place until 8 a.m. PDT on Friday in Modoc County, California, and in multiple counties in Oregon with gusts that could reach up to 50 mph.

In addition, a high wind warning is in place until noon AKDT on Friday in the Dixon Entrance to the Cape Decision Coastal Area and Southern Inner Channels in Alaska.

The warnings are subject to change and a full list can be found here.

Ohio wasn't the only state to experience tornado warnings on Thursday, with multiple ones also being issued in western Pennsylvania.

In Hampton Township, a roof was blown off of a home, while a 90-foot tree was reported to have fallen just feet away from bedrooms at another property, according to Pittsburgh's Action News 4.

According to PowerOutage.US, which tracks electricity outages across the country, there were just under 1,000 customers without power in Ohio as of around 3:45 a.m. on Friday morning and just over 3,000 in Pennsylvania.

Tornado siren
A file photo shows a tornado warning siren against a dark sky. Multiple tornado warnings were issued yesterday in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Alif Ramadhan/Getty