Residents in Northeast Ohio are beginning to see the impact of Hurricane Sandy as high winds cause power outages across the area and huge waves on Lake Erie.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for all of Northeast Ohio effective until 4 p.m. Tuesday.
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These winds will be sustained at 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts of up to 65 miles per hour, the NWS predicts.
In addition, a lakeshore flooding warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Waves on the lake could reach up to 22 feet high and the lake will rise three feet over normal levels.
A flood watch is in effect for all of Northeast Ohio as we face steady and sometimes heavy rain through Tuesday evening.
All warnings in effect for Northeast Ohio, 6 p.m. Monday:
- High Wind Warning, noon Monday to Tuesday at 4 p.m.
- Flood Watch, late Sunday night to Tuesday evening
- Lakeshore Flood Warning, noon Monday to Tuesday at 8 p.m.
- Flood Warning, Cuyahoga River at Independence, Chagrin River at Willoughby and Grand River at Painesville
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