Thursday, May 26, 2011
Stone Street man says tree landed on five cars; he pulled sixth car out.
Cuyahoga Falls Electric has crews out repairing broken polls and down power lines after last night's severe thunderstorm that included reports of funnel clouds. As of 7:30 a.m., several streets still had no power including: Highland Avenue, Hanover Street, Tutor Street and Searl Street. As for traffic detours, Cuyahoga Falls Police report barricades were placed on Riverview Road between Bath and Ira, and at 9th Street and Jefferson, where trees are down and repairs are taking place. Repairs are expected to take quite some time. Rick Bower, of Stone Street in Cuyahoga Falls, said he was headed for the basement Wednesday night to seek shelter from the storm, when he heard a tree come down on his driveway. He described what he saw in the …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Fourth St. near Stow Ave., Broad Boulevard Near Newberry areas hit hard.
A dangerous line of thunderstorms brought down trees and power lines in Cuyahoga Falls Wednesday evening. Tornado warning sirens blared at about 7:30 p.m. as the thunderstorms blew through Northeast Ohio. A funnel cloud was reported near Cuyahoga Falls. As of 9:45 p.m. tonight, Cuyahoga Falls police could not confirm touchdown of a tornado, although officers reported three separated funnel cloud sightings. A flood warning remained in effect in Summit County until 12:30 a.m. Thursday. There were "many, many" downed trees and power lines, police said.
Cuyahoga Falls Police report damage, the National Weather Service extends its Tornado Watch for Summit County.
Police say two funnel clouds were reported in Cuyahoga Falls Wednesday evening. The severe storm whipped into town with heavy winds and rain. Cuyahoga Falls Police Lieutenant Dale Gramley said two funnel clouds were reported, but they did not touch down. They were spotted near 21st Street and 6th Street at Morrison. Gramley said most of the damage took place on the city's east side, including down power lines and trees. As for power outages, Gramley said they're sporadic and Cuyahoga Falls Electric crews are handling repairs at this time. The National Weather Service extended its Tornado Watch in Summit County until 10 p.m. tonight. Click here for more details from News Channel 5 Meteorologist Mark Johnson. Follow Cuyahoga Falls Patch for…