Storm blog: Communities clean up after severe weather

3:25 PM, Jul 3, 2012   |    comments
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Below is a look at the latest storm reports coming into the Channel 3 newsroom.

4:42: Portion of Northfield Road closed in Walton Hills due to downed power lines.  Road closed between Forbes and Alexander in both directions.

3:20 p.m.:  Lorain County EMA reports 1.61 inches of rain at official recording spot, but says other areas may have received much more rain.  The EMA record 1-inch of rain in just fifteen minutes. 

3:15 p.m. FirstEnergy reporting scattered outages in areas of Lorain and Cuyahoga counties following storms.

2:15 p.m.:  New Philadelphia police report tree/wires down to NWS.

2:15 p.m.:  Severe thunderstorm warning expires in Tuscarawas County.  There are no other warnings currently active.  Threat of storm development remains for later in the day and into night.

2:12 p.m.:  Report of tree on power line in Dover following severe storm in Tuscarawas County.

2:00 p.m.:  Trees reported down in Sterling in Wayne County.

1:57 p.m.: Storm damage report from NWS reports tree and limbs down in Bay Village.

1:55 p.m.:  Hopkins Airport reports a lightning strike near the airport.  The lightning hit the Brookpark RTA substation and blew a transformer, according to an airport spokeswoman.

1:25 p.m.:  Storms now impacting southern portion of the viewing area with Tuscarawas County under a thunderstorm warning. 

1:15 p.m.:  FirstEnergy's outage map online reports 10,000 without power in Lorain County.  The hardest hit area is North Ridgeville.

12:36 p.m.:  Report of hail 1-inch in diameter in Smithville in Wayne County.

12:35 p.m.: Lorain County emergency manager reports a 60 mph wind gust during morning storms.

12:30 p.m.:  Additional storm reports indicate hail .75 inch in size came down in the storms in Wayne and Medina counties.  These two counties were under a tornado warning for a portion of the morning.

12:25 p.m.:  Storm report from NWS indicates a tree down in Medina's York Township, Wadsworth Township and also at Vandermark and 224.  Report filed by law enforcement officers.

12:23 p.m. Reports of tornado sirens sounding in Rittman.  Wayne County remains under a thunderstorm warning.

12:22 p.m.  NWS allows Tornado Warning for Wayne and Medina to expire.  Severe thunderstorms still impacting Wayne County.

12:20 p.m.:  FirstEnergy reporting about 1,500 outages in Cuyahoga County and about 1,000 in Lorain County.

12:14 p.m.:  According to NWS storm report a tree is down at Indian Hollow and Murdon Roads in Lorain County's Carlisle Township.  Other limbs reported down in the area as well.

11:30 a.m. Tornado Warning issued for Medina County and Wayne County.

11:20 a.m. The Emergency Management Agency in Lorain reports flash flooding in Sheffield Lake on Route 6 and Lake Road.


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