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Storms, tornadoes cause power outages in northwest Ohio Thursday

According to Toledo Edison, power line cuts have been reported in various areas, leaving about 7,000 people without power in several counties in the region.

Toledo, Ohio — Severe thunderstorm hits northwestern Ohio Hail fell on Thursday evening and multiple tornadoes were reported. Power line cuts were reported in various areas, with more than 7,000 people in multiple counties in the region still without power as of 1 a.m. Saturday. According to power company Toledo Edison.

As of 1 a.m. Saturday, there were 6,000 power outages in Lucas County alone, most of them in Toledo. Power outages in Lucas County reached 9,000 people as of about 9 p.m. Thursday.

Point Place and parts of northern Toledo were among the hardest-hit areas in Toledo, with more than 5,100 customers without power.

About 950 power outages have occurred in Sandusky County, and over 400 power outages have occurred in Huron County.

Toledo Edison maintains a regularly updated stop list here.

Lucas County recommends protective measures against blackouts, including alternative heating and power usage, and fire safety tips. here.

Toledo Edison also advises on safeguarding what to do if power lines are down nearby and how to deal with other electrical emergencies. here.

Toledo Edison said in a statement Friday that the crew was still working to restore power. Overnight, workers restored power to about 10,000 customers, and he said another 7,000 customers are still without power.

A representative of Toledo Edison emphasized the importance of staying away from downed power lines in the following statement.

Safety is our number one priority. Be careful if you have to go outdoors. Stay far away from downed or low-hanging power lines that may be hidden in storm debris or fallen trees. If you find a wire that has fallen down or is hanging low, consider it live and dangerous. Stay away and call 911 immediately.

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