Severe storms down lines, snap trees, block roads, damage homes throughout Northeast Ohio

Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: Queenswood Drive in Bay Village
Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: Queenswood Drive in Bay Village(WOIO)
Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 8:48 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and destructive winds pounded Northern Ohio on Wednesday afternoon.

The storms left downed lines, snapped trees, blocked roads, and damaged homes in their wake.

Over 145,000 FirstEnergy customers were without power at one point late in the afternoon.

[ Power outage map of FirstEnergy customers without power after severe storms rattle Northern Ohio ]


Multiple trees blocked several roads throughout the city.


Sweetbriar Golf closed both its courses after over 60 sizable trees were knocked down throughout the grounds.

A park is littered with trees split in half and broken branches.

An uprooted tree and fallen branches riddle the ground.


A newly remodeled home on Queenswood Drive will be a construction zone once again after an uprooted tree fell right on the roof.

Half of a massive tree limb that split away from the trunk was hanging on power lines while the other half was blocking Florence Street.

Another uprooted tree in the city took out part of a backyard fence and pavement on Wolf Road between Huntmere and Parkside.


A huge tree was no match for the storm.


Multiple trees snapped in half and a roof was torn off a warehouse in Gordon Square between West 58th Street and West 65th Street.

Large tree branches broke off and landed right off the westbound lanes of the Shoreway.

Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: Cleveland Shoreway
Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: Cleveland Shoreway(WOIO)


A roof blew off a building and onto SR-800, entangling utility lines in its path.


Part of Bayes Avenue is blocked after a tree broke in half and crashed down onto the road.

Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: Bayes Avenue in Lakewood
Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: Bayes Avenue in Lakewood(WOIO)

Snapped trees landed on a home, power lines, other trees, and the ground on Bunts Road, shutting the street down between Franklin and Detroit.

A backyard is covered with downed trees and branches.


A tree fell into a fish pond in a yard, crushing two panels of fencing and a wheelbarrow on its way down.

Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: Mentor
Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: Mentor(Lee Ann DeWolf)


A decades-old tree landed on a house and its deck.


Tree limbs broke off.

Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: University Heights
Aug. 11, 2021 storm damage: University Heights(Bob L.)

Tree branches are down throughout the city.


A downed tree blocked the westbound lane of Clemens Road between Hyland Buildings one and two.

A branch fell onto the back deck of a home.

Copyright 2021 WOIO. All rights reserved.