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More than 3,000 Northeast Ohioans without power as Wind Advisory persists

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CLEVELAND — The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for a series of counties throughout Northeast Ohio as strong winds could bring gusts up to 50 mph.

The following counties are under the Wind Advisory from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Wednesday:

  • Ashland County
  • Erie County
  • Huron County
  • Lorain County
  • Medina County
  • Ottawa County
  • Richland County
  • Sandusky County
  • Seneca County

The following counties are under the Wind Advisory from 12 p.m. until 12 a.m. Thursday:

  • Ashtabula County (lakeshore)
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Lake County

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As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, more than 3,000 Northeast Ohio homes are without power due to high winds. Below is a breakdown of outages reported by counties. 

  • Ashtabula County: 2,163 customers
  • Cuyahoga County: 619 customers
  • Geauga County: 154 customers
  • Lake County: 242 customers
  • Stark County: 1,064 customers

3News meteorologist Hollie Strano says those Northeast Ohio regions not included in the Wind Advisory will still be experiencing gusty conditions.

“Even if you’re not under the Advisory – for example, Akron and Canton – it’s still very windy,” she explained. “You’re just not going to see winds quite as high.”

See a list of current weather alerts HERE.

The National Weather Service says the gusty winds could blow down tree limbs and cause a few power outages.


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