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NORTHEAST OHIO (WJW) — Wicked weather is rolling through Northeast Ohio Wednesday evening.

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Some communities, such as Sandusky, are already reporting storm-related damage. The Sandusky State Theatre collapsed due to the powerful storms.

Damage reports in Sandusky ( courtesy: Aimee Miller)

Meanwhile, thousands of residents across Northeast Ohio are without power this evening as storms are causing downed trees, wires and power lines.

The main threats of Wednesday’s storms include hail and damaging winds, however, FOX 8 Meteorologist Melissa Mack says a weak tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

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10 p.m. update:

More than 88,000 customers are without power through Ohio following wicked weather.


Driving down Dover in Westlake and lightning hit a tree. The tree fell on the car being driven by my sons friend. Luckily all 3 boys are ok

8:45 p.m.

Beautiful rainbow and double rainbow photos being spotted after the storms:

8:20 p.m.:

Damage reported by a FOX 8 viewer at McDonald’s in Avon Lake. Viewer Jim Cabanes shared this photo with us:

7 p.m. update:

SANDUSKY, Ohio (WJW) –Sandusky police and fire departments are responding to calls for storm damage. Citizens are encouraged to report non-emergency tree limbs that have fallen by calling 419-627-5900.

Ohio Edison is responding to power outages in the area. Officials remind residents to please avoid touching downed power lines.

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