Much of Ohio Hard Hit by Storms; Nearly 50,000 Lose Power

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Severe storms clobbering Ohio are leaving several counties under flash flood watch, causing power outages and affecting some buildings.

Nearly 50,000 households in central Ohio have reported losing electricity.

In Cleveland, the fire department reports that a portion of roofing blew off City Hall. Flights have been delayed out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Residents of northwestern Ohio continue to keep an eye on fast rising creeks and rivers, including the Sandusky River in Tiffin and the Blanchard River in Findlay.

Authorities say a cargo train derailment in far northwest Ohio near the Indiana state line may have been weather-related.

Overturned semi-trucks have been reported across the state.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is reporting numerous road closures due to downed trees and power lines.

No injuries have been reported.

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