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Thousands without power in Northeast Ohio amid strong winds: See the hardest-hit counties

Weather alerts had been issued for the winds with forecasters saying gusts up to 60 mph were possible in spots.

CLEVELAND — Thousands of people are currently without electricity throughout Northeast Ohio amid strong winds that whipped the region.

At one point Saturday morning, FirstEnergy’s outage map was reporting more than 26,000 power outages in Northeast Ohio.

Where do we stand right now? Below is a list of recent outage numbers. Be sure to check back as we will update this list frequently.

Outages as of 5:00 p.m.

  • Ashtabula: 5,262 outages (down from 5,302  outages)
  • Cuyahoga: 3,599 outages (down from 7,036 outages)
  • Geauga: 3,748 outages (up from 4,305  outages)
  • Lake: 1,697 outages (down from 5,104 outages)
  • Portage: 91 outages (down from 458 outages)
  • Summit: 146 outages (down from 195 outages)
  • Trumbull: 419 outages (down from 564 outages)

RELATED: High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory activated in Northeast Ohio: Power outages possible as gusts could hit 50 mph

Weather alerts -- including a High Wind Warning and a Wind Advisory -- have all expired as of 1 p.m.

“Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result,” the National Weather Service said when issuing their weather alert. “Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle.”

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