Ohio Power Outages 2012 Complicated By Heat
American Electric Power Co. had about 89,000 customers without power Friday, mostly in central and southwest Ohio. The company says the recent storms have far surpassed the damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ike four years ago.
The ongoing heat wave has left residents longing for their air conditioning and has complicated the repair situation. The head of AEP-Ohio says three utility workers were hospitalized for heat exhaustion.