Electricity out for many in NE Ohio and could be for days - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Lights out for many in NE Ohio

First Energy working to restore power to tens of thousands of customers First Energy working to restore power to tens of thousands of customers
(WOIO) -

The biggest issues people in Northeast Ohio are dealing with are power outages and potential flooding.

Tens of thousands are still in the dark and could be for the next few days.

First Energy crews have been busy all over the place trying to get power up and running.

Some crews were sent ahead of the storm to the east coast to help out.  The command center sent 55 linemen to the east coast. 

First Energy says they have 650 linemen here in Northeast Ohio restoring power, including 100 in Cleveland and out-of-state crews.  Some crews have already arrived from as far away as Missouri.

Officials say the 55 linemen sent to the east coast is not impacting restoration of power in our area.

It could be a few more days before all the power is restored.

The other issue here is flooding.  Rivers are still rising and flood waters are threatening many homes.

Check out 19actionnews.com for the latest on the forecast.

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