Severe Weather Leaves Thousands Without Power

By
Atish Baidya

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Updated Fri, Jul 19, 2013 8:35 pm

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. Thousands are without power as a line of strong thunderstorms moved through the region Friday evening

In Athens County 1,335 customer were without electricity according to AEP Ohio's outage map.  Other power outage reports include:

Hocking: 362

Ross: 196

Perry: 2,664

Pike: 1,403

Scioto: 150

Harrison: 385

Jefferson: 1,171

Washington: 874

Ohio: 294

Wayne (WV): 204

Cabell (WV): 347

Mason (WV): 168

The NWS has issued a flash flood warning for Gallia County until 11 p.m. Friday.  Monroe Couny is under a flood warning until 9:45 p.m.

For up to date watches and warnings, click here.


UPDATE 5:15 p.m. Thousands are without power as a line of strong thunderstorms moved through the region Friday evening

In Athens County 1,203 customer were without electricity according to AEP Ohio's outage map.  Other power outage reports include:

Hocking: 251

Muskingum: 155

Perry: 1577

Franklin: 574

Marshall: 252

Washington: 102

Ohio: 351

Belmont and Guernsey counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:45 p.m. Friday.  Monroe and Noble counties are under a flash flood warning until 8 p.m.

For up to date watches and warnings, click here.


UPDATE 4:46 p.m. The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms will affect portions of the region Friday afternoon.

According to a special weather statement strong thunderstorms bring with the possibility of wind gusts of up to 50 mph and nickel size hail. The NWS says the storms will bring heavy rain causing water to pond on roadways and quickly fill roadside ditches and small streams. Intense lightning is also expected from the line of storms.

The NWS advises people to seek shelter indoors.

Harrison, Tuscarawas and Muskingum counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m.

Thousands of people around the region are without power because of the severe weather. In Athens County 867 customers are without electricity according to American Electric Power Ohio's outage map. Other reported power outages include:

Hocking: 249

Fairfield: 326

Muskingum: 148

Perry: 1017

Franklin: 1351

Marshall: 396

Washington: 116

Ohio: 500

In additional, Washington County is under a flash flood warning  until 6:30 p.m. Friday while Monroe is under a flash flood warning until 7 p.m.

For up to date watches and warnings, click here.


UPDATE 4:20 p.m.  The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms will affect portions of the region Friday afternoon.

According to a special weather statement strong thunderstorms bring with the possibility of wind gusts of up to 50 mph and nickel size hail. The NWS says the storms will bring heavy rain causing water to pond on roadways and quickly fill roadside ditches and small streams. Intense lightning is also expected from the line of storms.

The NWS advises people to seek shelter indoors.

Hundreds of people around the region are without power because of the severe weather. In Athens County 864 customers are without electricity according to American Electric Power Ohio's outage map. Other reported power outages include:

Hocking: 236

Muskingum: 149

Franklin: 1336

Marshall: 396

In additional, Washington County is under a flash flood warning  until 6:30 p.m. Friday.

For up to date watches and warnings, click here.


UPDATE 4:09 p.m. The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms will affect portions of the region Friday afternoon.

According to a special weather statement strong thunderstorms bring with the possibility of wind gusts of up to 50 mph and nickel size hail. The NWS says the storms will bring heavy rain causing water to pond on roadways and quickly fill roadside ditches and small streams. Intense lightning is also expected from the line of storms.

The NWS advises people to seek shelter indoors.

In additional, Washington County is under a flash flood warning until 6:30 p.m. Friday.

For up to date watches and warnings, click here.


The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Licking County until 4 p.m. Friday.

According to the NWS a severe thunderstorm was located near Heath moving east at 20 mph.

Storm hazards include winds up to 60 mph and frequent cloud to ground lightning.

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