Severe weather hits N.E. Ohio - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Severe weather slams N.E. Ohio

SOURCE: Frank Hominsky in Medina SOURCE: Frank Hominsky in Medina

Severe weather slammed most of Northeast Ohio Sunday evening leaving thousands without power.

Damage was widespread from Erie County as far south as Richland County. 19 Action News viewers reported downed power lines, poles and trees.

Erie, Cuyahoga, Summit and Stark County were each showing more than 2,000 customers without power late Sunday evening.

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Sunday's storms ended a weekend of devastating severe weather.

Friday, storms knocked out power to two thirds of the state of Ohio, launching Ohioans into a State of Emergency. Late Saturday evening, President Obama approved Federal Disaster Assistance and declared Ohio a Federal Disaster. The declaration means Ohio would received water and generators from the government among other items.

FirstEnergy crews have already been working 16 hour shifts in southern Ohio since Friday evening. Now, more crews will have to be brought in from out of state to get Northeast Ohio up and running again.

For the lasted power outage map click here.

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