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Over 140,000 FirstEnergy customers were without power after severe storms rattle Northern Ohio

Over 130,000 FirstEnergy customers without power as severe storms hit Northern Ohio
Over 130,000 FirstEnergy customers without power as severe storms hit Northern Ohio(WOIO)
Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 6:51 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - FirstEnergy reported 142,635 customers are without power as of 7:15 p.m. as severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and destructive winds pounded Northern Ohio on Wednesday afternoon.

Over 67,000 customers in Cuyahoga County alone were without power at one point, which was by far the worst affected county.

Those numbers have since dwindled by almost half, but tens of thousands are still left in the dark.

As of 11:20 p.m., FirstEnergy reported 76,263 customers were without power.

FirstEnergy does not yet have an estimated restoration time for most areas.

Here are the Northeast Ohio counties with the most power outages according to FirstEnergy’s outage map as of 11:20 p.m.:

  • Ashland: 117
  • Ashtabula: 4,409
  • Cuyahoga: 45,254
  • Geauga: 5,613
  • Huron: 111
  • Lake: 4,344
  • Lorain: 3,024
  • Portage: 616
  • Richland: 754
  • Stark: 1,098
  • Summit: 3,466
  • Trumbull: 457
  • Wayne: 111

[ Click here to see the FirstEnergy Storm Center outage map and estimated restoration time for your area ]

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