Thousands of Summit County residents were without power Monday after severe storms rumbled through the Akron region Sunday night.

FirstEnergy reported online that more than 3,000 customers had no power as of early Monday evening.

The storms toppled trees and knocked down power lines throughout the area.

Tallmadge was hit particularly hard, with many trees down , but power was restored in most of the city by early evening.

The Tallmadge Fire Department reported that it was out in the community responding to many calls about wind damage. Mayor David Kline and Service Director Michael Rorar also were touring the city to assess the damage.

 

A tree nearly fell on a house in Tallmadge.

“The winds were really picking up bad and I went out into the backyard to grab things and put them away so they didn’t blow around and about five minutes away I came inside and I looked out the window and I noticed the tree back here had split,” Tallmadge resident Scott Roe told Beacon Journal/Ohio.com news partner News 5 Cleveland.

Tallmadge will provide a one-time pickup for disposal of brush generated by the storm. The brush must be placed at the curb, not in the street, by Monday.

If excessive amounts of brush are placed at the curb, the brush may be refused or a fee will be charged for the work, the city said. Entire trees cut down are the homeowners responsibility to remove and cleanup, the city added.

The brush cannot be more than 6 inches in diameter and no longer than 4 feet.

According to the Kent Record-Courier, in nearby Brimfield the areas of Old Forge Road and Route 43, Sherman Road and Route 43, Sunnybrook Road and Saxe Road were roped off due to complications from the weather on Sunday night.

Barberton also was hit hard. A tree smashed into a house on East Tuscarawas Avenue Extension.

"It was pretty bad," Mayor Bill Judge said about the storm. "It came very quickly. Twenty, 30 minutes. Downpour. Heavy rains. Heavy winds. And then it was gone as fast as it came."

He urged residents who suffered property damage to contact their insurance company.

The National Weather Service reports that there is a chance of showers and Tuesday and Wednesday, although the chance of precipitation is highest at 50 percent Tuesday night. It also will be warm with a high of 88 degrees Tuesday and 85 degrees Wednesday.