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Wed October 31, 2012
Cleanup/Power Restorations in Northern Ohio Continue
Thousands of northern Ohio residents are still without power and hundreds of schools closed for a second day as the region cleaned up from Sandy.
Flood warnings remained for much of the Cleveland lakeshore area as crews cleaning up debris and trying to restore power expected to deal with another day of steady rain and gusty winds Wednesday. FirstEnergy reports more than 160,000 homes and businesses without power this afternoon. More than 127,000 of those were in Cuyahoga County, which includes the city of Cleveland. Ohio Governor John Kasich says the state's working to assist residents.
Restoring all of it could take days. High winds spinning off the storm smacked Ohio early Tuesday, uprooting trees, downing power lines and causing other problems. Two people died in crashes on icy roads in northwest Ohio.