(WOIO) – Tens of thousands of people are still without power in Northeast Ohio Thursday afternoon. Cuyahoga County – 84,267 customers are without power Ashtabula County – 689 customers are without power Geauga County – 1,258 customers are without power Lorain County – 5,401 customers are without power Medina County – 8 customers are without […]

WESTLAKE, OH (WOIO) – Tens of thousands still in the dark. Annette Dusek still doesn’t have power. The Westlake resident lit candles and built a fire Tuesday night.   “I wasn’t prepared. I don’t have a game plan.” Dusek says the last 24-hours have been pretty miserable.   She didn’t shower and slept on a […]

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) – Several communities are opening shelters in wake of super storm Sandy’s aftermath. LAKEWOOD The City of Lakewood opened an Emergency Reception Center on Wednesday to assist residents who are without power and are in need of a warm place to spend the day. The center is located at the Lawther Senior […]

CLEVELAND – Power crews began working on restoring power to thousands of customer on Tuesday. The high winds and difficult conditions made work slow for crews. FirstEnergy said most of the work is being done in Cuyahoga County. More than 245,000 customers are without power, and about 171,000 of those are in Cuyahoga County. A […]

CLEVELAND – High winds closed schools, uprooted trees and knocked out power across northeast Ohio. Reports are pouring in to NewsChannel5 from across northeast Ohio The City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety, Works and Utilities crews across northeast Ohio are working as much as possible to clear debris from homes and buildings, clear downed […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The RTA is ready for Hurricane Sandy and committed to helping commuters get to their final destinations in a timely fashion. As of Noon Tuesday, the damage to the Red Line has been repaired, all rail is back in service at this moment. All buses are hampered by downed power lines, […]

(RNN) – Superstorm Sandy’s strike on the Eastern Seaboard area has left at least 39 reported dead and caused hospital evacuations, flooded streets and raging fires in New York City and other areas. More than 8.4 million are without power across 15 states and Washington after the storm hit late Monday with sustained winds around […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The city of Cleveland has provided a list of recreation centers where residents can go if they are without power due to the super storm. All centers have heat and electricity. Lonnie Burten Central Collinwood Cory Earle B. Turner Kenneth L. Johnson Estabrook (instead of John F. Kennedy) Stella Walsk Thurgood […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News has learned Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers will be enforcing a ban on large vehicles on the turnpike from 5 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday. This is due to the threat of dangerously high winds from Hurricane Sandy. Large vehicles include: triple trailers, double trailers, anything longer […]

NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) – Coast Guard urges mariners to take precautions as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, approaches Great Lakes region. Based on the current forecasted track of Hurricane Sandy, the Coast Guard is advising mariners to use caution to avoid heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and dangerous surf that will impact the eastern Great Lakes area […]

NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) – Due to severe weather forecast for the eastern United States, United Airlines and several other major airlines have canceled more than 6,000 selected flights to and from mid-Atlantic and northeast airports. On Monday, the airline started limiting or suspending service at several airports in the region, including at its hubs at […]

(RNN) – Hurricane Sandy has gained strength and picked up speed, and will make landfall between 6 and 8 p.m. Monday on the southern New Jersey or central Delaware coast. The storm dubbed “Frankenstorm” will slam into coast packing sustained winds of 90 mph with gusts up to 115 mph. As of the 3 p.m. […]