Port Clinton spared flooding, widespread power outages

High winds continued to batter communities along the Lake Erie shore on Tuesday. In Port Clinton fears of flooding and widespread power outages did not materialize. Mike Drusbacky is the Deputy Director of Emergency Management for Ottawa County. "We had some high winds, typical wind event that you would see here, there were some siding off of roofs, some shingles that came off and some limbs and trees that fell down but overall notning major in Ottawa County," Mr. Drusbacky said. Only sporadic power outages were reported in Port Clinton.

Late Tuesday afternoon the National Weather Service downgraded the high wind warning to a high wind advisory. Lifelong Ottawa County resident Tom Connors was out walking along the beach. "We get a lot of wind here in Northwest Ohio anyway but this one is a little different with the wind coming from a different direction and harder," Mr. Connors said.