Wind gusts of 60 mph or more were seen across northeastern Ohio on Saturday.
Cleveland — Kaze AdvisorThe ies and severe thunderstorm watchdogs issued Saturday morning and afternoon have expired.
The latest weather warning comes after a gust of wind last weekend knocked out thousands of power outages in the region. Some residents were left without electricity for several days.
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According to the National Weather Service, high winds this Saturday could lead to another power outage, so make sure your devices are charged.
“Gusts of wind can blow around unsecured objects,” said the National Weather Service. “Tree branches are blown off, which can cause several power outages.”
Drivers are also asked to exercise extra caution “if they are driving a particularly eye-catching vehicle.”
AEP Ohio also issued the following statement in preparation for the blackout.
AEP Ohio prepares for yet another weekend of bad weather starting tonight and tomorrow — We ask our customers to be prepared as well. The crew is now confirming that the truck has the necessary equipment and inventory to replace poles and other equipment. To this end, we actively sought additional crew assistance through our Mutual Assistance Program.
They said they believed the winds “will lead to a large-scale blackout event, especially in southeastern Ohio.”
Editor’s Note: The player video above was published in a previous article on March 25, 2023, in connection with last weekend’s high winds and power outages.
https://www.wkyc.com/article/weather/wind-advisory-northeast-ohio-weather-alerts-cleveland-akron-canton/95-61f94214-1e1e-4a3c-8ae8-15160694f59a High Wind Advisory for Saturday: Possible Power Outage in Northeast Ohio