RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) - Storms swept through parts of Portage County on Wednesday afternoon, knocking down trees and power lines.
Approximately 25,000 homes were without power at the peak of the storm, Ohio Edison said. That number was reduced to about 9,000 by Wednesday evening and to about 3,000 by late Thursday morning.
Winds in excess of 67 mph caused damage that was concentrated in Ravenna, Ravenna Township and Rootstown Township, said Margaret Garmon of the Portage County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Ohio Edison spokesman Dennis Prough said that the high winds knocked down dozens of utility poles along State Route 619.
Both the city and Portage County declared a state of emergency
There were no serious injuries, Garmon said. A man was treated
Ravenna police Det
The National Weather Service said that it looks like a microburst was to blame for most of the damage. Investigators were checking out reports of a possible tornado but said that weather spotters didn't see any funnel clouds.
The Red Cross set up an emergency shelter at a Ravenna middle
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