Friday, December 28, 2012
Don't miss some of the most stellar photos from the superstorm that hit Cleveland Heights earlier this year.
Dubbed early on as "Frankenstorm," Superstorm Sandy rolled through Ohio in late October leaving many without power, causing major damage and making for some great pictures on the lakefront. Read the No. 3 most-read story of 2012: Hurricane Sandy Storm at Lake Erie, Shaker Lakes Editors from Cleveland Heights Patch, Beachwood Patch and Avon Lake Patch stopped by Shaker Lakes, the Cleveland Lakefront State Park and Veterans Park to see how Hurricane Sandy was impacting our local waters. Waves crashed on the rocks and seagulls huddled on the ground as the winds became stronger late Monday afternoon.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Cleveland Heights City Council member Jason Stein wrote a letter to the president and CEO of FirstEnergy and says the company should have been more prepared for Superstorm Sandy in Northeast Ohio. Mayor Ed Kelley gave the company a D minus.
Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley said that if he had to give FirstEnergy's response during Superstorm Sandy a letter grade, he'd give the company a D minus. This does not include the crews who came out to Cleveland Heights to help restore power — he'd give them an A plus. But Kelley isn't happy with the way FirstEnergy managed crews or information. He said local employees were sent to the east coast though they knew Northeast Ohio would be hit hard, and residents didn't have information about when their power would come back. Nearly 9,000 Cleveland Heights FirstEnergy customers, more than 40 percent of those they serve in the city, lost power at some point. Power was restored throughout the week, but some residents were in the dark …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
FirstEnergy says it is working to restore power intermittently, but power should be back for all Cleveland Heights customers by Monday.
Updated at 7:30 a.m. Friday FirstEnergy provided Northeast Ohioans with more detailed information about when power would be restored in specific communities. Shaker Heights, Beachwood and many other cities were given specific power restoration time frames. But Cleveland Heights was not included. Chief Jeffrey Robertson said police officials did speak with the company to get more information. FirstEnergy has restored power for Cleveland Heights customers intermittently — the Cleveland Heights Community Center, for example, will now be open Friday, Nov. 2 after being closed due to power outages for much of this week. But the company estimates that all customers will have power by Monday, Nov. 4. The highest outage numbers since Hurricane …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Here's the latest about how the storm is impacting Cleveland Heights.
Updated 9:28 a.m. Thursday The Cleveland Heights Community Center is still closed due to a power outage. All Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library branches are open but computers are not available. Nearly 4,000 people still do not have power in Cleveland Heights, but that is down from earlier, higher reports of more than 8,800. Updated 12:19 a.m. Thursday, 9:25 p.m. Wednesday Nancy Levin, director of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, said Lee Road Library now has power, and they plan to be open Thursday, Nov. 1. Other businesses in the Cedar Lee Business District, including Phoenix Coffee, The Wine Spot, Shawn Paul Salon and The Cedar Lee Pub wrote on Facebook that they now have power and will be open …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Browse our collection of photos, many from readers, to see how the storm impacted Cleveland Heights, and share your own.
Updated: Added more photos 3:13 p.m. Wednesday Browse photos above from Colin Tomele, Patty Young and local editor Michelle Simakis. Then click "Upload Photos and Videos" to add your own shots of local damage from Hurricane Sandy. Make sure you're signed in first (on the upper right hand corner of the site.) More Sandy coverage:
Northeast Ohio has felt some of Hurricane Sandy's wrath, but most of the damage was done on the East Coast.
From raging electrical fires, mass flooding and downed trees, Hurricane Sandy, now a tropical storm, definitely left her mark on the East Coast. Here's a roundup of some of the biggest stories coming out of our Patch sisters in the east.
The storm has hit Ohio hard - check out the effects so far.
Hurricane Sandy has pummeled the East Coast, and its massive impact has reached as far as Northeast Ohio. The storm has brought high winds to the area, knocking out power to many and causing huge waves on Lake Erie. Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson said the intersection of North Park and Coventry is closed in all directions due to high water. Drivers should not try to drive through — one car was stuck already this morning. Lee Road is closed between Cedar southbound to Meadowbrook downed wires and high water, he said. We'll have more information soon. Click the links below for the latest on the storm.
Northeast Ohio will feel some of Hurricane Sandy's wrath, but most of the damage is being done on the East Coast.
Hurricane Sandy hit ground in New York City late Sunday and into early Monday morning, according to Carroll Gardens Patch on the east coast of New York. And this isn't even the heaviest part of the storm. Nearly all of NYC is shut down, including press agencies, city schools and colleges, public transportation and more. Residents are experiencing steady rainfall and wind gusts are expected to get up to 65 miles an hour today. So how are the East Coast Patches handling the storm? Here are some links to their "Frankenstorm" coverage:
Monday, October 29, 2012
Due to the weather conditions, all CH-UH Schools, Beaumont, Communion of Saints School and Ruffing Montessori will be closed Oct. 30.
UPDATE: All branches of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library are closed due to power outages. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District has announced that all schools are closed Tuesday, Oct. 30 due to the weather conditions. The school made the announcement late Monday evening, and posted this update to the district website. And according to News Channel 5, Beaumont, Ruffing Montessori and Communion of Saints are closed today.
Power outages are expected across Northeast Ohio due to strong winds from Hurricane Sandy.
Updated at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday More than 7,300 Cleveland Heights FirstEnergy customers out of 21,485 total, or 34 percent, still do not have power. Updated at noon Tuesday More than 8,800 FirstEnergy customers are now without power in Cleveland Heights. Check out Cleveland Heights Patch's Facebook page for more information — residents are updating us on which areas are dark and telling us if they still have power. Updated at 6:00 a.m., 7:47 a.m. Tuesday More than 6,700 customers who have lost power so far in Cleveland Heights could remain without power until Tuesday afternoon, according to FirstEnergy. Residents reported outages Monday night near the intersection of Fairmount and Coventry, the Severance area and along South Taylor Road on …