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AEP says it has restored power to about 87 percent of the around 660,000 Ohio customers left without power after the June 29th catastrophic storm and the additional 20,000 who lost power in the July First evening storm.
About 86,000 Ohio customers are still out. About 6,200 of those are in Athens County; over 3,3000 are in Hocking County; about 3,200 are in Perry County; Meigs County has just over 2,800 customers without service; Washington County has over 2,600 without power; also about 2,600 are out in Jackson County; just under 2,100d are out in Vinton County; just under a thousand are without service in Gallia County; and just over 200 are still out in Morgan County.
AEP says 90 percent of the customers in the Athens, Gallipolis, and Marietta areas should have service restored by midnight tonight. For the Lancaster area it’s now midnight tomorrow, the Pomeroy area has been pushed back to midnight Sunday, and for the Wellston area it will be midnight Monday.
The Athens Community Center remains open during regular hours as a cooling center and no admission is being charged for the Athens pool.
Other cooling centers had been set up at some area volunteer fire stations, but Athens County EMA was unable to confirm yesterday whether they were still open. – and advised that people should call to check before going to a fire station.