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Storms rip through area

bigjoe • Aug 25, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Storms ripped through the area early this morning, causing serious damage in Wakeman.

Bellevue schools were on a 2-hour delay, while Edison Local Schools closed today.

(NOTE - To see pictures of storm damage, click HERE.)

The line of thunderstorms rolled through the Firelands area right before midnight to about 2 a.m.

The National Weather Service had issued a tornado watch and then later a severe thunderstorm warning calling for winds up to 75 mph.

Norwalk city streets and properties are littered with tree limbs and debris and power lines were visibly down as of 8 a.m. today.

In Monroeville this morning, tree debris could also be seen on the village streets.

The storm featured lots of lightning and 0.28 inches of rain, according to the Norwalk wastewater treatment plant.

Jason Roblin, Huron County Emergency Management Agency director, said this morning he didn't have any confirmed reports of tornadoes, but did receive a call from Wakeman fire about some serious damage in that village.

Many trees and utility poles were down across the northern part of Huron County.

The (Toledo) Blade reported that a tree fell on a trailer at Huron River Valley Campground in Milan Township. The trailer was occupied, but no one was reported hurt. The worst-hit areas of the county were in its eastern end, Berlin and Florence townships. Trees and utility poles blocked State Rt. 113 east in Florence Township.

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