Wicked Winds Cause Damage, Affect Flights

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Storm damage in Vermilion Township; Photo Credit: Phil Hannon

Storm damage in Vermilion Township; Photo Credit: Phil Hannon

Storm damage in Vermilion Township; Photo Credit: Phil Hannon

CLEVELAND —Strong winds and heavy rain are leaving behind damage in several locations in Northeast Ohio.

The high winds blew down trees and power lines in a number of communities, hitting Vermilion and areas in Lorain County particularly hard.

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Cleveland police say the strong storms took down trees in Cleveland, but there was no serious damage.

While many residents are cleaning up, others are in the dark. Some 18,438 residents throughout Northeast Ohio are without power.

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The severe weather also impacted flights coming and going from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Hopkins issued a ground stop for a few hours but that has been lifted, however, many flights are cancelled or delayed. Click here for live updates from the airport.

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A FOX 8 viewer caught the strong storm on video as it rolled in over Lake Erie. Watch the time lapse video below.

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