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Fostoria Power Outages Caused by Weather


July 13, 2016 - Thunderstorm Wind

A large branch and power lines were brought down by thunderstorm winds in Fostoria.

Fostoria - Fostoria
July 10, 2013 - Thunderstorm Wind

A line of thunderstorms producing winds estimated to be around 70 mph raced east across Seneca County causing widespread damage. Hundreds of trees were snapped or toppled. A lot of damage to homes and buildings was also observed. Most of this damage was from lost roofing or siding but some outbuildings were also flattened. A lot of tree damage was reported on the south side of Fostoria. A line of 15 utility poles was knocked down northeast of Republic. The damage was especially heavy in the northeast corner of the county from Reedtown north to Flat Rock. A lot of downed trees were also reported in the Attica area. Several vehicles were reported damaged in the county. Power outages were reported throughout the county. It took several days for power to be fully restored, especially across the northeast corner of the county. Many roads had to be closed because of downed trees and power lines.

Fostoria - Reedtown
June 12, 2013 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds toppled a power pole.

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April 20, 2003 - Thunderstorm Wind

Thunderstorm winds downed many trees and large limbs in Tiffin and at least two large limbs in Fostoria. A couple homes in Tiffin sustained roof damage. A few cars were also damaged by fallen trees and limbs. 1,600 customers lost power in Tiffin alone.

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November 10, 2002 - Tornado

After lifting in downtown Fostoria (near the Hancock County border) the tornado touched down again on the northeastern edge of Fostoria. The tornado moved northeast from this location and damaged several homes before reaching the Fostoria Airport where a hanger and office building were damaged. From the airport, the tornado continued northeast across open farmland for a few miles and finally dissipated northwest of Amsden near the intersection of County Road 3 and Township Road 172. Several more homes and barns were damaged along the last half of the tornado track. Many cars were also damaged and hundreds of trees and power poles toppled. The damage path from this tornado in Seneca County was roughly five and a half miles in length and around 25 yards in width.

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Widespread outages continue through Wednesday after storms blew through central Ohio

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Fostoria, Ohio

City Fostoria
County Seneca
State Ohio (OH)
Country United States
Zip Codes 44830

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