Sunday Storm Havoc: Thousands Lose Power, Trees Downed Across Region

Sunday Storm Havoc Thousands Lose Power, Trees Downed Across Region

Cincinnati  – Following the heavy weather on Sunday, hundreds of Duke Energy customers in the Greater Cincinnati area are still without power.

Severe storms ripped across the area on Sunday, causing havoc in its wake, amid a sudden change in the weather. In addition to countless trees that have fallen and caused extensive disruption and damage, thousands of homes also lack electricity.

The storms started in the early afternoon and grew stronger during the evening, bringing with them lightning, heavy rain, and powerful gusts. Calls about downed trees obstructing roads, broken power lines, and property damage flooded emergency services. Although utility workers have been working nonstop to restore power, many regions are expected to be without electricity for several days because of the scale of the devastation.

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Residents are being advised by local officials to stay inside and not go outside unless essential. “Our priority is ensuring the safety of our community,” declared  Official. “We are working around the clock to clear roads and restore services, but we ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation during this time.”

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During the initial bout of heavy weather on Sunday afternoon, there were almost 5,000 outages.

Wires are down on Crestknoll Lane near South Monfort Heights and Blaney Avenue in Madisonville, according to Hamilton County Police Dispatch.

On the west side of Cincinnati, Madisonville, Hillsboro, Ohio, and Independence, Kentucky, there have also been reports of trees falling.

We received a picture of a tree that broke in half and fell on a house from a reader in the Mt. Orab region.

Call 800-543-5599 to report Duke outages in your area.

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