Starting to assess storm damage

The tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings have been lifted. Thunderstorm watches remain in effect, but Meteorologist Robert Shiels tells us the storm has passed through our viewing area. We are now out of immediate danger and are beginning to assess damage. Damage reports are still coming in from all over the area tonight.

The worst damage seems to have been west of Toledo. By the time the storm reached east of Toledo, it started to lose some power. Williams County and Fulton County reported significant damage.

Fulton County

Specifically, in Swanton at the intersection of Airport and Hallett. Jonathon Walsh reported from Schucker's restaurant. There is no power and stop lights are not working. Many downed trees, poles and power lines in Swanton.


Viewers reported seeing funnel clouds. Winds were recorded greater than 50 mph.

Putnam County

Two firefighters were injured in Continental when a tree fell on their fire truck. They were taken to the hospital and are expected to be ok.

Much of the county is without electricity. Winds were recorded at 80 mph.

Wood County

We're getting reports of damage from the Grand Rapids area ... 3 big trees across E. Foulkes Rd in Perrysburg Twp.

Lucas County

Many reports of downed trees and power outages. One viewer said power is out near Westfield-Franklin Park Mall.