A series of severe storms rattled nerves and delayed bedtime for thousands of Akron-area youngsters Monday night.
Residents from Medina to Akron were warned — some on more than one occasion — to seek shelter in their basements Monday evening as storms churned across the region.
Cleveland-area television stations abandoned their regular programming and carried live coverage as the National Weather Service issued numerous tornado and flood warnings.
Residents south of the Medina Square into Sharon Center reported swirling clouds around 8 p.m. that seemed to be touching the ground. A possible funnel cloud was also reported over Cuyahoga Falls.
There were no immediate reports of significant damage, but there some reports of street flooding in the region.
Brunswick Police on Monday night urged motorists to stay off the roadways as many were flooded.
Akron Police reported some cars became submerged in flooded streets and in parking lots.
Fans at the RubberDucks game had to seek shelter as tornado sirens sounded in downtown Akron warning of possible funnel clouds.
FirstEnergy reported scattered power outages with Medina and Lorain counties being the most impacted.
The stormy weather is expected to continue through Thursday.