Power Outages Update
Dateline: March 10, 2017 - The City received this update from First Energy this afternoon. They report that restoration efforts are ongoing. They have just over 6,000 customers out of power, down from 85,000, and are making steady progress. New outages continue to trickle in.
First Energy is using both CEI and mutual assitance crews. Over the past 24 hours they have restored all critical customers: schools, fire stations, healthcare facilities, etc. They are still targeting restoration for 11 pm this evening.
Please continue to report any new outages by calling 888-544-4877. With colder temperatures those without power who need assistance can get hotel vouchers from the Red Cross through the Cuyahoga County EMA.
You can track progress at http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/oh.html. Most importantly, remember to stay away from all power lines. Assume they are live and dangerous.