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Over 25,000 FirstEnergy customers still without power day after severe storms slam 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. 12, 2021 at 11:45 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - FirstEnergy reported 25,948 customers are still without power as of 11:40 p.m. on Thursday after severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and destructive winds pounded Northern Ohio on Wednesday afternoon.

There were 142,635 customers are without power as of 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday with 67,000 of those from Cuyahoga County alone, which was by far the worst affected county.

It still is with 19,722 customers in the dark.

FirstEnergy estimates power will be restored to most customers by 10 p.m. on Friday.

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

  • Ashtabula: 701
  • Cuyahoga: 19,722
  • Geauga: 786
  • Lake: 1,557
  • Lorain: 1,359
  • Portage: 224
  • Richland: 91
  • Summit: 290
  • Trumbull: 100

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

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