About 7:40p.m. Saturday night rains moved into Cleveland and along with it hail and severe winds. In a short time, it was over many thought a tornado came through. However, no tornado damage was found but the intense downbursts of wind did plenty to keep firefighters and utility workers busy the rest of the night.
Sonic employees on Washington sat on the picnic tables with an empty parking lot and power out as they watched crews repair wires. Cleveland Fire Station 2 on East Hanson was on generator power with traffic cones closing off their parking lot. Power lines littered the ground and a utility pole lay next to the road across the street.
The Cleveland High School Campus was littered with uprooted trees, tree limbs, and downed power lines.
A TC’s Resale Shop across the street from the school at SH 321 and Kirbywood was damaged as the entire front of the glass windows and frame collapsed to the inside of the resale shop. The owners were moving furniture out to other buildings for safe storage. Amazingly, mirrors that had been near the front of the store were undamaged. Their parking lot was littered with tree limbs and branches from the trees across the street.
No injuries were reported.