Severe thunderstorms leave 36,000 without power in Northeast Ohio

Severe thunderstorms leave 36,000 without power in Northeast Ohio
Severe thunderstorms leave over 37,000 without power in Northeast Ohio. (Source: WOIO) (Grimes, Stannie)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - FirstEnergy confirms a power outage from the severe thunderstorms leave over 36,647 customers in the dark throughout Northeast Ohio.

At least 47,262 FirstEnergy customers around Northeast Ohio were without power around 6:30 p.m.

The counties experiencing the most current power outages are:

Ashtabula: 1,265

Cuyahoga: 16,146

Lake: 9,388

Lorain: 7,546

According to FirstEnergy, most locations experiencing outages are still awaiting crews to be dispatched.

As for the estimated restoration, FirstEnergy originally expected power to be restored to the majority of affected customers by 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Around 8:00 p.m., officials estimated the power to be restored by 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. However, the latest update from FirstEnergy states,"Severe weather is causing power outages. Estimated restoration time will be provided when available."

Cleveland Public Power has been working on multiple outages scattered in the area, but crews have restored power to Tremont and Ohio City.

Multiple business in Avon were reportedly shut down due to power outages, including JCPenney and Walmart.

JCPenney of Avon temporarily closed due to a power outage from severe storms. (Source: WOIO)
JCPenney of Avon temporarily closed due to a power outage from severe storms. (Source: WOIO) (WOIO)
Walmart of Avon temporarily closed due to a power outage from severe storms. (Source: WOIO)
Walmart of Avon temporarily closed due to a power outage from severe storms. (Source: WOIO) (WOIO)

Cleveland 19 confirms about half of the shops and restaurants in Crocker Park were closed at 5:00 p.m. due to lack of power. Crocker Park officials say the power was restored at 9:30 p.m., but the restaurants remain closed for the night.

Return to Cleveland 19 News for updates.

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