Power lines and trees down, possible tornado touchdown in Berlin Heights

ERIE, Ohio - Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several northern Ohio counties on Monday.

Erie County

The was a tornado warning in effect for Erie County until 3:45 p.m. on Monday as a cell of severe weather went through the county.

At about 3:35 p.m., the Erie County Sheriff's Office told NewsChannel5 there were no reports of damage yet. But less than an hour later, according to Power of 5 meteorologist Mark Johnson, there was damage reported from a possible tornado touchdown in Berlin Heights.

The Berlin Heights Police Department said they were not aware of a touchdown, and there were no injuries or damage. Wind gusts in Berlin Heights hit 60 mph.

Cedar Point issued an all-clear for visitors at 3:45 p.m. Dark clouds loomed over the amusement park and some people went to their cars to wait out the storm, one NewsChannel5 Twitter follower said.

Power lines in downtown Sandusky were knocked down and large limbs fell in Castalia, the National Weather Service said.

About 151 FirstEnergy customers are without power in Erie County, as of 10:50 p.m.

Holmes County

Wind gusts at 68 mph were recorded in Berlin in Holmes County, the NWS reported.

Huron County

Wind gusts in Wakeman hit 70 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

About 278 FirstEnergy customers in Norwalk are without power, as of 10:50 p.m. Norwalk police said there were several poles and wires down because of the storms. Viewers reported trees in Norwalk were also knocked down by winds and the National Weather Service reported 60 mph winds.

As of 6:30 a.m., there are 120 people without power in Huron County.

Lorain County

A NewsChannel5 viewer in Vermilion said there was a waterspout out of Lake Erie. Megan Dodson said that once the rotation passed, the wind and rain was still intense.

The National Weather Service said there are several power poles and lines down in Amherst and Elyria.

431 people are without power as of 6:30 a.m.

Ottawa County

High winds took down large limbs in Oak Harbor.

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