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September 23, 2020

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Although this report is now out of date, the chart reveals statistics of power outages as a result of the June 29 storm.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

AEP warns of severe weather pattern

AEP's East Utilities will be in an active severe weather pattern late today through the weekend. The combination of unstable air, a stalled front, and several upper-level disturbances moving along the front will result in the severe storms.  Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon over Illinois.

These storms may develop into a complex of severe storms - or even a squall line with widespread damaging winds - as they track across Indiana & Ohio this evening into tonight.  If a squall line does develop...a significant outage event will be possible,
especially for AEP Ohio.

Liberty Baptist Church VBS goes for the gold July 16-20

Liberty Baptist Church, 2955 County Road 20  Ada, will hold its Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 16-20. The VBS theme is "Go for the Gold."

According to VBS organizers: "It's time for Vacation Bible School and we're going to the Olympics! You are invited to join us and earn medals, prizes and candy, learn great songs and see skits and puppets! 

"The first 100 participants (ages 5-12 years) will receive a free baseball cap. For more information or transportation call, 567-204-2441 or 419-634-0486.