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December 6, 2019

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Health Department answers questions about food in freezers that lost power

Have questions about food thawing, or other storm-related questions. The County Health Department provides four stories addressing these and similar issues.
Four attachments at the bottom of this story may answer questions for Icon viewers.

AEP provides overview of June 29 storm

AEP Ohio has restored power to more than 185,000 of the  
660,000 customers affected by the catastrophic storms that moved through  the state June 29. Approximately 475,000 customers remain without power at 10 a.m. today.                                                           

At the height of the storm, thunder, lightning and high winds of more  
than 80 mile per hour, knocked down transmission structures, poles, power lines and trees across AEP Ohio’s service territory. The central Ohio counties of Franklin, Delaware and Licking were the hardest hit, with approximately 345,000 customers affected.                                

Ohio declared a federal emergency

Generators and Water On the Way in Response to Power Outages and Severe Heat
Gov. John R. Kasich announced tonight that President Barack Obama granted his request for federal assistance and declared a federal emergency in Ohio due to the severe weather and extensive power outages across two-thirds of the state.

The Federal Emergency Declaration allows the federal government to support Ohio with direct assistance such as generators and water.  Additional resources may be requested as needed.

Chart reveals impact of the June 29 high winds

Although this report is now out of date, the chart reveals statistics of power outages as a result of the June 29 storm.

Click on image to enlarge.

This is the news announcement from AEP that accompanied the chart:

Power's back on for some of us; life's not quite back to normal as storm cleanup continues

Ada and many midwesterns took a history course this weekend. We lived like pioneers. Many are still roughing it. The history lesson reminded was how our great-great grandparents lived without electricity, air conditioning, telephone service, internet service, freezers and many other wonders of the 21st century.

In Ada shortly around 4 p.m., Friday, June 28, the wrath of Mother Nature struck with high winds - some speculating 85 miles per hour - and torrents of rain.

More storms on the way

AEP provided the following weather alert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday

*** Broken Line of Severe Thunderstorms For I&M Power This Afternoon 
*** Line of Severe Thunderstorms Possible for Portions of AEP Ohio,
Kentucky Power, W. 

The latest radar as of 2:30 pm shows a broken line of severe thunderstorms in northern Illinois entering Indiana.