CLEVELAND (WJW)– Communities across Northeast Ohio are faced with flooding concerns Saturday afternoon, as a number of watches and warnings continue. There have also been downed trees and power outages.
FirstEnergy reports power is out to more than 1,700 customers in Cuyahoga County. Nearly 700 are without electricity in Ashtabula County.
The Black River in Elyria was high with rushing waters near the police station Saturday afternoon.
More than 2,000 FirstEnergy customers in Cuyahoga County, with many in Bay Village, Beachwood and Broadview Heights, are without power. Power is out to nearly 1,000 in Geauga County.
Pettibone Road in Bainbridge Township is closed between Brewster and Geauga Lake roads. The fire department said it is waiting on the power company before any trees can be removed.
The Bath Police Department said tornado sirens will not be tested because of the weather.
The Kent Police Department said the north and west parts of the city are experiencing power outages. Ohio Edison is working on the problem. Police remind everyone that all malfunctioning traffic signals should be treated as four-way stops.
The city of Eastlake is monitoring the Chagrin River, which is currently at 8 feet.