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Thunderstorm Thursday, August 09, 2007

A severe rain storm reduces visibility in the Akron area Aug. 9, 2007. Tornado warnings were issued for several counties in the area. The storm downed several trees and cut power to numerous customers between Akron and Canton.

Two separate lines of severe weather stormed through northeastern Ohio Thursday afternoon and evening.

The first hit Canton around 1 p.m. bringing light
ning, wind and heavy rain for about half an hour.

Another, stronger storm moved through the area around 5 p.m. The National Weather Service iss
ued tornado warnings for several counties.

(left) Rain beats off the windshield of a minivan parked under the carport Aug. 9 at the Quality Inn in Akron. (above) Christian Hammer wades through a 3-inch deep stream in the parking lot of the Quality Inn.