(CTN Information) – Robust winds have knocked off energy for over 125,000 AEP prospects in Ohio as of 5:15 p.m.
There will probably be excessive winds until Saturday night.
Early this morning, the town of Columbus and its neighboring areas had been issued a high-wind warning. By tonight, the wind pace would possibly attain 60 mph.
To high all of it off, the soil is totally soaked. There could seemingly be extra energy disruptions and fallen timber right this moment.
Greater than 21,000 individuals in Franklin County are with out electrical energy, in line with the AEP outage map. There are over 3,000 reported energy outages in Coshocton, Knox, Hocking, and Licking counties. Greater than 1,200 persons are with out energy in neighboring counties like Delaware, Fairfield, Hardin, Morgan, Perry, Pike, and Ross. For a full record of outages, click on right here
AEP Ohio has supplied the next tips about easy methods to keep ready and deal with a potential Energy outage:
- Collect up a catastrophe provide bag with issues like canned items, water, flashlights, batteries, a radio, first assist provides, prescriptions, moveable chargers, additional money, and maps of the realm.
- Keep clear from any downed wires, and speak to AEP Ohio at (800) 672-2231 or 911 to report any dangers you could encounter.
- Keep at the least 10 ft away from any energy traces once you clear away any branches or different particles.
- Energy traces could also be buried by particles comparable to branches, leaves, and ice. Earlier than trying to select up the items, it will be sensible to have a look round.
- AEP Ohio must be notified if a generator is getting used. This can preserve you and our linemen protected whereas we get the electrical energy again on.
- Lamps, heaters, and fuel-burning stoves ought to by no means be utilized in enclosed areas.
- Flip off the ability to your main home equipment earlier than the ability is restored.
- Exterior, removed from any flames or sparks, is the most secure place to refuel heaters, lamps, and mills. Gasoline spills must be cleaned up straight away.
- Indoor charcoal fires are harmful as a result of they produce carbon monoxide.
- AEP Ohio personnel request that you just keep a distance of 6 ft from our employees, vans, and gear.