CLEVELAND — Thousands of residents were left without power after Saturday's strong winds and storms swept across Northeast Ohio.
The outages came as Northeast Ohio was under a wind advisory and severe thunderstorm watch with gusts reaching up to 50 mph.
Most of the outages have since been restored. Here are the current power outage numbers as listed by FirstEnergy's outage map (updated at 12 p.m. Tuesday):
- Ashtabula County: 149
- Mahoning County: 296
- Portage County: 261
- Stark County: 196
- Summit County: 152
- Trumbull County: 1,222
Be sure to check back frequently as we will update this list throughout the day.
Amid the high winds, the historic Pilgrim United Church of Christ, which is nearly 200 years old, in Cuyahoga Falls, was heavily damaged during Saturday's storms. However, this is not the first time the church has faced adversity. In 2016, the church was struck by lightning, which caused heavy damage as well.
In Trumbull County, a teenager was killed after the severe weather and wind gusts caused a tree to crash into a home on Park Road in Leavittsburg.
Below is a gallery of pictures from Saturday's storm:
Northeast Ohio hit with strong storms and winds
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REPORTING YOUR POWER OUTAGE / DOWNED POWER LINES
- Call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report outages immediately, or report online or via text messaging. Our call centers will be fully staffed. The more people who call, the faster we can pinpoint the location where crews must be sent for repairs.
- Immediately report downed wires to 888-544-4877 or your local police or fire department. Never go near a downed power line, even if you think it's no longer carrying electricity.
- Stay more than 30 feet away from downed power lines, don't walk or drive near or over a downed line, and watch out for anything touching the line. If a wire falls on a vehicle, passengers should stay inside until help arrives.
- Keep children and pets away from any wires.
What can you do to stay ahead of potential power outages? These are the things FirstEnergy suggests you keep handy...
- Light: Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy. Use care when burning candles; open flames are a dangerous fire hazard.
- Warmth: Have extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person. Do not use gas stoves, grills or other open-flame appliances as a heat source. They could cause deadly carbon monoxide gas could build up in your home.
- Water: If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water.
- Food: If your home has an electric range, stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking.
- News and information: Keep a battery-powered radio with extra batteries on hand.
- Means of communication: While a cell phone will work as long as its battery is charged and the nearest cell tower has power or backup power, many cordless land-line telephones require a plug-in power source to operate, and may not work if a power outage occurs. You may want to keep a plain, hard-wired telephone handy to report your power outage (888-544-4877) or to call for help in an emergency. These phones operate on power delivered through the phone line.