Thousands of outages remain as Northeast Ohio braces for more storms


CLEVELAND (WJW) – The storms that tore through Northeast Ohio Wednesday left more than 100,000 people without power at their peak.

There are over 25,000 FirstEnergy customers without power in Ohio, as of 11:30 pm. Thursday. Of those, more than 19,000 are in Cuyahoga County. A few thousand people are also without electricity in Lorain and Lake counties.

Many areas still don’t have restoration times.

Cleveland Public Power was also dealing with outages.

There will be a break before storms return around 4:30 p.m. and stick around through the evening.

The winds could be 60 mph, which caused much of the power outages Wednesday.

Keep in mind, the utility workers will be doing repairs while the area is under a Heat Advisory with temps that feel like 100 degrees.

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