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Toledo Edison reports power outages

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This tree on Burger St. in east Toledo was struck by lightening, says the person who sent it in.  (Photo courtesy Gina) This tree on Burger St. in east Toledo was struck by lightening, says the person who sent it in. (Photo courtesy Gina)

See our slideshow on this page for storm photos viewers have sent in.

Following Friday night's storm, Toledo Edison is reporting there are around 16,000 customers in the area without power. At the worst, around 20,000 customers in the black.

  • Fremont: 2,500
  • Van Wert: 2,200
  • Wauseon: 1,800 customers
  • Defiance: 9,000 customers
  • Toledo area: 6,000

For updates on outages, visit First Energy's outage map.

Toledo Edison is bringing in extra crews from elsewhere in the company to help out. They've held crews over and called people in early. They've been working non-stop since the storm moved through.

Most of the damage was done in the Wauseon/Defiance area with many reports of limbs down on lines. That is where they will be concentrating most of their efforts.


This was the situation on Friday night after the storms.

The tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings have been lifted. Thunderstorm watches remain in effect, but Meteorologist Robert Shiels tells us the storm has passed through our viewing area. We are now out of immediate danger and are beginning to assess damage. Damage reports are still coming in from all over the area tonight.

The worst damage seems to have been west of Toledo. By the time the storm reached east of Toledo, it started to lose some power. Williams County and Fulton County reported significant damage.

Fulton County

Specifically, in Swanton at the intersection of Airport and Hallett. Jonathon Walsh reported from Schucker's restaurant. There is no power and stop lights are not working. Many downed trees, poles and power lines in Swanton.

Wauseon-Delta

Viewers reported seeing funnel clouds. Winds were recorded greater than 50 mph.

Putnam County

Two firefighters were injured in Continental when a tree fell on their fire truck. They were taken to the hospital and are expected to be ok.

Much of the county is without electricity. Winds were recorded at 80 mph.

Wood County

We're getting reports of damage from the Grand Rapids area ... 3 big trees across E. Foulkes Rd in Perrysburg Twp.

Lucas County

Many reports of downed trees and power outages. One viewer said power is out near Westfield-Franklin Park Mall.


Friday night

Severe storms blow across west-central, northwest Ohio

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Thousands in Ohio are without power after thunderstorms with winds gusting to 80 mph blew across west-central and northwestern counties.

Law enforcement officers reported a tornado near Findlay, and weather spotters say there were several funnel clouds and touchdowns in Van Wert County.

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for portions of at least 11 counties.

Two firefighters in Continental were taken to a hospital for minor injuries when a tree or limb fell on the truck they were in while responding to a call.


A few of the many emails News 11 received from viewers on Friday night:

We're close to Co. Rd. D, just East of 109. We have a large tree down and also limbs down. The power has stayed on.

Dan & Rita R.

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Strongs winds near Jackman and Sylvannia Rd. Strong winds caused tree brances to fall on  Kalida Dr near Elanor St. Two medium sized tree branches just missed hitting cars. Sorry no photos.

Tony and Mary

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My mom tells me that she has no power or phones (she called me on her cell phone) and also that several trees are down that she knows of. She can't assess all the damage until the morning, but asked me to email this to you! She is in south Grand Rapids, Ohio in Wood County. She said it was one of the worst storms she's seen out there.

Thanks,

Cris, Denver, Co.


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