Storms cause widespread damage, 13 poles in Cuyahoga County snapped by the storm

Storms cause widespread damage, 13 poles in Cuyahoga County snapped by the storm
Storms took down trees all over the county, in Mayfield Heights a downed tree blocks a road. (Source: Jen Picciano)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Thousands were still without power Saturday morning after storms moved through the area Friday night and Saturday morning.

Severe storms leave widespread damage throughout Northeast Ohio

If you do not live in the Coventry/ Fairmount area, this is what people are talking about. I’ve never seen anything like it. This video is of Coleridge near Coventry.

Posted by Michelle Niemczura Brown on Saturday, September 14, 2019

At the height of the storm First Energy spokesperson Chris Eck said 55,000 homes were without power.

Just before noon on Saturday First Energy was reporting 27,904 customers were still being affected.

Eck estimated 13 utility poles went down in the storm.

If you do not live in the Coventry/ Fairmount area, this is what people are talking about. I’ve never seen anything like it. This video is of Coleridge near Coventry.

Posted by Michelle Niemczura Brown on Saturday, September 14, 2019

“Right now we are assessing damage,” Eck told 19 News. “It’s a pretty involved process because the damage is so widespread.”

Just before noon on Saturday First Energy was reporting 27,904 customers were still being affected.

First Energy does want to remind everyone to stay clear of downed wire, even lines that are not sparking can be very dangerous.

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