COLUMBUS, Ohio- Ohio officials say more than 200,000 residents around the state are still without power days after two weekend thunderstorms left many in the dark.
The Ohio Emergency Management Agency released new figures Wednesday afternoon that adds several thousand customers from Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives to the tally. The bulk of the outages still belong to customers of American Electric Power.
The company warned service might not be back until the end of the week. Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives has about 20,000 customers without service. First Energy has about 750 customers without power, and Dayton Power & Light is restoring power for about 500 customers.
Ohio is under state and federal emergency declarations following the storms, which originally knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of residents in the state.