After today’s huge wind storms, 251,583 Franklin County, OH residents are currently without power. I’m one of them.

That’s 50% of the residents in my county served by AEP.

I just went out to see if I could find some ice and, surprisingly, found a lot of stuff open. But it’s pretty random. Most of Clintonville is out. Most of campus too. But I did find an open gas station so I filled up the car and stocked up on ice.

Oh- and the Target at Graceland was open earlier tonight even though most everything else on High Street was without power, including the traffic lights. Target had a cool LED lantern that’s super bright and lasts almost 70 hours on 6 D batteries. It kind of makes the power outage seem more like a camping trip.

So who else lost their power? It looks like the whole state has outages.

The house behind mine almost got crushed by a fallen tree. So did the house at the end of my street. Maybe I’ll send pictures to CNN tomorrow. I always wanted to be an I-Reporter.

Speaking of tomorrow, if the power is still out then I’m definitely finding a hotel.

So I’m going to try to save my precious battery power (down to 25%) and turn off my computer now. I’ll get back to posting as soon as AEP gets their crews back from Texas to fix my power.

UPDATE:

The storm ended hours ago but the outage numbers keep growing. Current AEP numbers show 485,323 Ohio customers without power.

 
  • Paul

    Us as well. We’re in Powell, 6 houses south of the Franklin County line.

    Our whole area is out of power but if you go 3 miles west to Sawmill they do have power, at least at Sawmill and I-270.

    Luckily work has power over in Dublin.

  • Thanks for the news, and the AEP link. Much like the first poster, I’m online at work in Dublin. Home in Hilliard (and most of the city, from what I could see) is still off.

  • It’s all patchwork. Everybody else around me is without power, except my complex. My work is without power (except for limited circuits on the generator).

    Good thing it’s not January 15th.

  • Power up in Delaware was a big off/on proposition from last night until this morning. Power went out then came back on at least a half dozen times. Seems to be stabilizing now though.

    Shingles flying off everywhere yesterday and trees snapping like mad. Closest thing to a tornado you’ll see without a twister.

    The sound of a big tree snapping is really quite something.

  • Paul

    Power just arrived 15 minutes ago and as an added bonus, phone/cable/Internet was available as well.

    27 hours was long enough. I wouldn’t survive long as an Amish person. I like my comforts and my high-speed Internets!

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