High winds bring down trees, powerlines across region
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - High winds brought down trees and power lines across Northwest Ohio on Saturday.
Toledo resident Matt Yeager decided not to wait for the road crews after a tree blocked the front door to his neighbor’s home.
“There was a neighbor over here a couple of doors down got boxed in and I had a chainsaw and they didn’t, so I just came over to cut them free so they could get out their front door,” says Yeager.
The tree narrowly missed the home. Yeager cleared the front door quickly, but the driveway stayed inaccessible late Saturday night.
“I don’t know what to do. I’m helpless I would say, but hopefully, it can be cleaned up soon before Monday’s here,” says Sophia Wong, who lives at the home.
A spokesperson for the Toledo Edison says that the worst damage was localized in Toledo and Perrysburg, but the wreckage stretched much further. In Sandusky, the roof of Mikey’s Yogurt was torn off, causing six-figure damage.
“I heard a big gust of wind, like a 30-second wind. And then after the wind, it was like a huge downpour sounded like a car wash. This isn’t really a normal thing,” says Miranda Braden, who works across the street.
The worst of the storm has passed by Saturday evening, but the cleanup will continue overnight and into Sunday as some locals count their blessings.
“Praise the Lord that nobody’s hurt or injured. It’s the windiest I’ve ever experienced living here for three years,” says Wong.
See a spelling or grammar error in our story? Please include the title when you click here to report it.
Copyright 2021 WTVG. All rights reserved.