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July 9, 2020

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Here's AEP's projection on the area concerning Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the mid-Atlantic region and will make landfall this evening in New Jersey. Historic impacts are expected with damaging winds, flooding, life-threatening storm surges and widespread power outages.

For AEP customers...the main impacts will be high winds for AEP Ohio and crippling amounts of heavy wet snow for the mountains of Kentucky Power & APCo.  At 5 am Monday...Sandy was located 285 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C.  Maximum sustained winds were 85 mph and she was moving north at 15 mph.

Wind speeds have been increased for central and eastern Ohio with gusts of 45-55 mph now expected for much of the state tonight into Tuesday. This will likely produce a moderate outage event for central and eastern AEP Ohio including Columbus.