The timing could not be worse. Thousands without power across the TriState at the same time that an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect.
Duke Energy is working to restore service but a spokesperson tells us it will be at least another day or so before they get to everyone. Here is the latest update from the power company as of Noon 6/14:
Duke Energy continues to restore power to nearly 80,000 customers after powerful storms with high winds broke numerous utility poles and brought down trees and power lines as it moved through southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky Monday evening.
Crews worked overnight to restore power to more than 105,000 customers.
To speed power restoration for the approximately 80,000 customers that remain out of service as of 11 a.m. today, Duke Energy is bringing in crews from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina to supplement local crews.
The areas most impacted include Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties. Wind gusts throughout the region during the storm were reported between 70 to 80 mph.
The company is setting up two staging areas for crews to work from to help facilitate restoration efforts.
In addition to making repairs, Duke Energy crews are surveying the extent of damage. Damage assessment is an important part of the power restoration process as it helps determine where the company will deploy its workers, equipment and other resources.
Duke Energy will provide estimated power restoration times for specific counties – once those estimates have been determined – at duke-energy.com/outages/current-outages.
With many in Greater Cincinnati without power following yesterday's storms, Crossroads Church is opening up their locations today to give people somewhere they can go to stay cool, charge phones and get some work done.
Crossroads West Side, Oakley, East Side and Florence buildings will be open all day.
Other cooling centers are opening as well across Hamilton County, click here for more details.