Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale F2
-- Length 7.2 Miles
-- Width 440 Yards
State OHIO
County/Area STARK
NCEI Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2002-04-28 12:58:00.0 EST
Begin Lat/Lon 40.85/-81.52
End Date 2002-04-28 13:08:00.0 EST
End Lat/Lon 40.87/-81.40
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 2/0
Property Damage 45.5M
Crop Damage
Event Narrative A strong F2 tornado touched down at 158 pm edt and caused major damage and two minor injuries along a path of just over seven miles. Major damage occurred along the path which was nearly a quarter mile in width at times. The initial touchdown occurred west of the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Windy Lane Street NW near Crystal Springs. From this location, the tornado moved east northeast through residential neighborhoods in Jackson Township. The tornado passed to the north of Lake Cable, crossed Interstate 77 near Portage Street and finally dissipated near a shopping district along State Route 297 in North Canton. The damage path was intermittent along part of its length. Over 300 homes were damaged along the damage path with 25 structures destroyed. An additional 38 buildings including three businesses were partially destroyed with 50 more structures sustaining significant roof damage. Another 197 homes and businesses suffered minor damage. A middle school building suffered extensive damage and was closed for nearly a week for repairs. A nearby high school was also damaged. Approximately 1000 trees were downed by the tornado and over 300 vehicles damaged.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 45.500M 0.00K
CRYSTAL SPGS STARK CO. OH 04/28/2002 12:58 EST Tornado F2 0 2 45.500M 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 45.500M 0.00K