For some American Electric Power customers they may not have restored power all the way until July 10th, 2012. For most customers however it seems like 90 percent restoration will be accomplished before then. AEP power outages were extremely widespread and effected customers in most areas that AEP operates.
The different divisions of AEP are AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power, Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, PSO and SWEPCO. We have found one of the best places to keep up to date on specific restorations of transmission lines and planned progress is on Twitter.
AEP has a main Twitter account at @AEPnews and has individual ones for each location like the @AEPohio, @KentuckyPower & others. Just within the last hour an updated collection of maps with detailed restoration times for power in the Ohio area was released.
— AEP Ohio (@aepohio) July 2, 2012
The different areas that are covered in highly detailed PDF power outage maps for OH are for locations like: Athens, Canton, Chillicothe, Columbus, Northeast Columbus, Northwest & Delaware, Southeast Columbus, Southwest Columbus, Newark Area and Ohio Valley. There is a specific message about homes and businesses that have damage and that they will need to get electricians to fix the damage before they can have power restored. The message from AEP Ohio says, “We plan to restore power to the affected premises in each of the areas indicated on the map by the date shown on the map. If there is damage to the electrical service at your home or business, you may need to have an electrician repair the damage before power can be restored.”
For the Kentucky area there are County Maps that show how many customers in each county are still without power. There is also a detailed Outage Map for all off KY. Specific counties in Kentucky that are covered by the updated information on the AEP Outages are the following: Boyd County, Carter County, Floyd County Greenup, Lawrence, Martin and Pike County. Today at 10:00am there were 24,787 people without power in KY and by 8:30pm on July 1st, 2012 there were 19,317 people without power.
The Kentucky storm is described by AEP with the following statement, “During the late evening hours of June 29, winds in excess of 60 miles per hour combined with heavy rain to cause outages to more than 63,800 Kentucky Power customers. The storm caused extensive damage to power company lines, poles, cross arms and other electrical equipment. Kentucky Power restoration crews began work immediately, assessing damage and making repairs to circuits affected by the storm. As of 8:00 PM today, the company reports the following outage cases by county.”
AEP Ohio – Power Restoration in Belmont County Ohio
AEP- Storm Restoration
A description of the procedure AEP follows when restoring electrical power to homes during a power outage. If the electricity in your power goes out, follow the steps in this video to inform AEP and have your power restored.
Derecho Storm Wave 2?
Another derecho storm coming Sunday evening, just 2 days after the June 29 storm? NOAA has a severe thunderstorm warning out on it. NOAA: AT 747 PM EDT…RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND WINDS TO 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BERRYSVILLE…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.(Please pardon the mispronunciation of derecho in video). More thunderstorm chances will continue through Wednesday as AEP and other power companies try to restore power during the week of July 4th.