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.


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