Flood warnings, downed trees, power outages across area

(Updated) Emergency officials worked through the night and into Tuesday responding to reports of downed trees and power lines, flooded roads and other Hurricane Sandy related damage. (With video of conditions in Sandusky early this morning.)
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 30, 2012

 

(UPDATE 8:37 p.m.) Ohio 60, between Ohio 18 and Ohio 303 in Huron County, is closed due to flooding.  Detour for this area is Ohio 18 east to Ohio 511 north to U.S. 20 west and reverse for southbound motorists. 

 

(UPDATE 3:49 p.m.) Ohio 99, between Egypt Road and Maple Ridge Road in Greenfield Township, Huron County, is closed due to roadway flooding.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.  Duration of closure is unknown. Information will be updated as it is received.

A wind advisory will remain in effect until 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Wind is expected to be at 25-30 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph.

A flood warning has also been issued for the Vermilion River near Vermilion and the Huron River near Milan until this afternoon.

At 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service said the Huron River was at 17.6 feet, just shy of flood stage. The river is expected to rise to just above 18 feet by midday. At 18 feet flooding occurs in low-lying areas from Milan to Franklin Flats.

There is also a small stream advisory for Erie County. Excessive rain over the last several days has produced minor flooding in low lying areas and poor drainage areas. Some road closures due to high water have occurred. Creeks are running high and have overflowed.

The Office of Coastal Management reminds residents to use caution around Lake Erie. Do not stand on bluffs overlooking the lake and avoid venturing onto piers. They may have sustained damage in the storm that could cause "catastrophic failure" of the structures.

(Click HERE to see the current power outage map from Ohio Edison.)

Several trees caused damage around the area, including one that fell on a home in Sandusky at 50th Street and Milan Road. No injuries have been reported.

Power has been knocked out at the Erie County Sheriff's office and the Erie County building at 2900 Columbus Avenue. The sheriff's department is functioning on generators. The Erie County Board of Elections closed for a short time Tuesday morning, but it was expected to reopen by 11 a.m.

Have photos of local storm damage? Send them to photo@sanduskyregister.com to be included in a reader-submitted gallery online and in the Register.

Comments

feedthetrolls

no injuries have been reporters. damn

Really are you ...

Sorry to all of those without electrical power, may you recover quickly.

rickross2

I'm sure they're all looking at their computers right now! lol.....Rubbing salt in their wounds!

Taxed Enough Already

This is where we expect to see photos of what the wind has done. Like to the shoreline, the huge waves breaking over the shore, etc. etc.. If it had been a car accident where someone had died they would have snapped 274 photos and posted them on line. Get out there and take some photos of wind damage Sandusky Register! Or are you waiting for someone to die?

Sarah Weber

Our photographers have been out all morning taking storm damage photos. We have a few here, but as soon as they get back into the office there will be many more.

Taxed Enough Already

good...that's the stuff we want to see, not someone who has had a horrific accident mangled vehicle or shoe laying beside the road. Please stop taking those pictures and publishing them. They are sickening!

doratheexplorer

Right on

Really are you ...

On another note, electrical power outages are needless. I have found a way for property owner to generate electrical power on their property. It is not wind, or hydro driven. It is not geothermal, solar, nuclear, or fossil fuel combustion driven. It will continuously generate electrical power for many generations to come. Absolutely green, not hazardous to any living thing while generating electricity. Powerful enough to power a house, and small enough to be combined with an electric motor in an all electric car. This will dramatically change peoples lives, move the United States back to the forefront of innovation, and will create desprately needed jobs here in Northern Ohio. But change is not for everyone, how we have been raised is what we have accepted to be normal.

Taxed Enough Already

well this weather would have been a good one for windmills.

Gardenman

The wind was horrific last night. You do not think often in this area that a hurricane along the Atlantic coast would have such an effect this far inland, While there was damage I guess we should be grateful their was not more. We still have powerm heatm water etc, so compared to some locat citizens we count our blessings for that.

Hope to all those who are without power etc. that it is restored very quickly.

OMG.LOL.WT_

Really are you kidding me?
You have discovered perpetual motion???
What is the secret?
HaHaHaHa

OMG.LOL.WT_

Really are you kidding me?
You have discovered perpetual motion???
What is the secret?
HaHaHaHa

Really are you ...

It is not perpetual motion. I failed at that. 3 laws of thermodynamics. Law 1, you can't get something from nothing. Does not say you can get a whole lot from very little. Law 2, entrophy, the continual declination of an energy producing device. Law 3, Once a device is charged , it will not be fully discharged. So perpetual motion no, but for an extremely long time, yes.

Really are you ...

Does good new make you feel bad?

Really are you ...

As a part of Romney's five point plan if he got elected president was securing energy independence. I was laid off from a career job five years ago, and started this investigation five years ago. Through independent R&D, I found two different ways to accomblish this feat. It challenges those who want change and those who don't. So far when trying to advance this concept, I have only met those who don't want to challenge the normal.

Really are you ...

As children growing up, we accepted the fact when you buy a car it will require gasoline or diesel fuel to move it forwards or backwards. Also when you buy a house or rent a place to live in, you had to buy electricity to make its appliances work. With this when you buy a car or house a seemingly endless supply of electricity would come with it. For some people, this may not be for them. These devices will not put people out of work, but will create more indemand careers. A good thing, careers versus people trying to find a job.

doratheexplorer

Very interesting.. Do you have a blog?

Train

@ Really are you...Way to hijack a thread!

Erie County Resident

@ Train I agree 100%.
"Really are you" must be a poster child for ADHD. Not even close to the topic.