Check out these safety tips for before, during and after winter storms.
Northeast Ohio, including Mayfield Heights, is expected to see heavy snow Wednesday afternoon and evening. The American Red Cross has a few tips for what to do during and after the storm, including what to do if there’s a power outage: For more safety tips, including what to have ready for the next storm, check out the full PDFs from the Red Cross above.
People lost power when the storms hit about an hour ago, more reports may come in
About 12,000 people in several cities in Northeast Ohio lost their power this morning after storms hit the area. About 100 people are out in Cleveland Heights, 650 in Shaker Heights, 55 in Beachwood, less than 500 in Mayfield Heights and between 500 and 2,000 in Solon, said Mark Durbin, spokesperson for FirstEnergy. That number could increase as people come home and discover they have no power, he said. Though he did not know the exact cause of all the outages, he said most likely the wind took out limbs and trees, which damaged FirstEnergy's equipment, or strong winds took down power sources. Durbin said the company hopes to have a majority of the outages restored by this evening, but that could change if storms continue to move …