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Residents in Cuyahoga Falls may see some issues with power outages through part of Sunday morning.
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Thousands of Fox 8 viewers are waking up in the dark after overnight storms rolled through the area.
Vermilion Police were dispatched to U.S. Route 6 near Baumhart Road shortly after 8 a.m. for a truck into a pole, with wires down in the road, Vermilion Police Sgt. Drew Davis said.
Some attractions aren't operating at Cedar Point as the amusement park deals with a power outage Thursday evening.
The severe storms that hit Northeast Ohio last week left many homes without power and families with loss of perishable food.
In Holmes County, the National Weather Service confirms a macroburst with winds beyond 90 miles an hour swept through the area. Damage remained visible in parts of Millersburg Friday and many families and business owners are still struggling to cope with no electricity.
Many people who are under a heat advisory for a second day also remain without power.
Over 33,000 FirstEnergy customers are without power after severe storms swept through the state overnight.
A round of severe storms is rolling through Northeast Ohio Wednesday evening.
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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.