UDPATE: Warming Stations Will Open if Outages Continue

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UPDATE 10.21.18 7:15 P.M. :

According to the Kanawha County commission they are monitoring power outages and say the number of outages are reducing. The commission announced 2,600 people remain without power. They also say if outages are not fixed by night, the County will look into opening a warming shelter. 

ORIGINAL:

Tens of thousands of American Electric Power customers remain without power following strong winds overnight.

The winds gusted to as high as 55 miles per hour across the region, knocking down trees and taking out the electric. The winds have since calmed signficantly.

As of 12:30 p.m., here is a county by county list of outages. For the latest updates, check out the outage map provided by AEP here.

More than 35,000 AEP customers remain without power in West Virginia.

Outages by County (As of 12:30 p.m. Sunday):

  • Kanawha 13,046
  • Wayne 3,799
  • Logan 2,205
  • Putnam 2,033
  • Fayette 1,718
  • Mingo 1,597
  • Mason 1,098
  • Lincoln 1,029
  • Cabell 991
  • Nicholas 643
  • Roane 531
  • Boone 491
  • Jackson, WV 333
  • Lawrence, OH 283
  • Floyd 241
  • Clay 200
  • Boyd 167
  • Jackson, OH 153
  • Pike 138
  • Gallia 120
  • Lawrence, KY 112
  • Scioto 108
  • Greenup 100
  • Meigs 77
  • Carter 76
  • Athens 53

According to a release from the Kanawha County Commission, Emergency Management Officials are monitoring the outages and if they are expected to continue throughout the night, warming shelters will be set up. 

They say that officials have already been in contact with the Red Cross to place them on standby for the shelters. 

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