|AEP media advisory|
|Written by Progress|
|Saturday, June 30, 2012 7:59 PM|
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AEP MEDIA ADVISORY from the morning of Saturday, June 30:
At this time, more than 660,000 customers are without power across the AEP
Ohio service territory. This storm is a catastrophic event, affecting not
only Ohio but much of eastern U.S. This storm has left millions of people
without power across the affected areas, including 1.4 million across
AEP’s eastern service territory.
AEP Ohio is in the early stages of damage assessment. At this point, it is
expected that restoration will continue for at least 5-7 days, with the
majority of customers to be restored in that time frame. This estimate
could change if additional damaging weather passes through the service
Meteorologists are forecasting the possibility of additional severe
weather with high wind potentials (in the 50-to 60 mph range for Saturday)
through Tuesday and expect temperatures to remain in the mid-90s
throughout this period and through the end of next week.
Restoration times will be provided and updated on an ongoing basis as
assessment is completed. AEP Ohio expects to have the initial restoration
estimates late this afternoon.
The next update will be today at approximately 5:00 p.m. For outage
information by county, please view the outage map listed on the website at
the link below.
https://aepohio.com/outages/details.aspx?stormName=June 29, 2012, Severe
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|Last Updated on Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:54 PM|