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Reports of storm damage include roof blown off a Parma business

Posted: 9:23 PM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-06 01:23:49Z
Storm causes damage across Cuyahoga Co.
Storm causes damage across Cuyahoga Co.
Storm causes damage across Cuyahoga Co.

The storm that moved through the area Wednesday evening caused significant damage in several places across the county, including roof damage to a Parma business, an apparent lightning strike in Westlake, and trees down in Old Brooklyn.

The entire roof apparently blew off the Parma Dental Center at 5311 Broadview Rd., reported News 5 photographer Rich Geyser. The roof was sitting in the back parking lot alongside the standpipes, and power was along the road and some neighboring residential streets. A window was also blown out of a nearby office.

There are also reports of multiple trees and power lines down in Parma.

In Westlake, lightning apparently struck a telephone pole at Center Ridge Road and Clague Road. The pole was on fire in the middle of the roadway, forcing motorists to drive around it to avoid it.

A powerful gust front caused minor damage to a tree in Old Brooklyn, reported News 5 journalist Jordan Vanderberge. He and his neighbor were able to clear it out of the street because it was impeding traffic, and no one was hurt.