Storm Damage Across Much Of NE Ohio

by Luis Robayo

(Cleveland) - Thousands of Northeast Ohio power customers are without electricity Monday morning because of storms that crossed the area Sunday evening.  Check the status of power outages by following the link to FirstEnergy's web site.  At the height of the storm, about 72,000 homes and businesses were without power.  FirstEnergy is saying it may be Wednesday before all power is restored.

Numerous schools are also closed due to storm damage and the lack of power.

Most storm damage is in Cuyahoga, Medina and Summit counties.  High winds are being blamed for downing trees and power lines in many communities.

Trees were knocked down by high winds across northeast Ohio, with roofs of homes and businesses sustaining damage in Erie and Lorain counties.  Parkside Church in Bainbridge Township, Geauga County, had its steeple blown over thanks to what's believed to be a wind shear.  It happened during evening services.

The National Weather Service has not yet confirmed any tornadoes, despite issuing several warnings throughout the day.

(Above photo by Luis Robayo/Getty Images, photos below by Carmen Angelo/WTAM 1100)

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