Weather causes power outages in all three states
HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – Nothing can be more troublesome than losing electricity. Especially if you have to get ready in the morning.
Huntington residents share their stories of the power outages.
âI was getting ready for work and the power was cut. I must have taken a shower with my cell phone flashlight on. It was very embarrassing. Yes, it was really boring. I hardly found anything, âsaid Michael Camul, a resident of Huntington.
It was an eventful Saturday across all tri-states as heavy rains and strong winds hit our area.
âWell at the start, then all of a sudden the wind started blowing really hard. I could hear all kinds of metals and things moving around and thudding, noises, scraping metal and all that, âCamul said.
Power outages have been reported in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. According to Appalachian Power, more than 1,000 customers have lost power near Huntington.
“I was laying down and we were just watching Netflix. I got cats and dogs, and everything, and then, like that at random, shut up. It’s just gone, and as the dogs started to go mad . I didn’t know. I thought maybe someone was coming into the house or something because my dogs are very, very like guard dogs, “said Madison Brotherton, a resident of Huntington. .
Huntington residents told us there was a power outage around 5 a.m. this morning on 4th and 5th Avenues and surrounding blocks.
âThe whole block was taken out honestly. It was like an hour before I had to come to work anyway, so it’s a good thing he came back because then we wouldn’t be able to prepare for work, âBrotherton said.
Brotherton says his power came back on shortly after it went out. For others, it took a few more hours.
Residents told us that some of their electricity has returned, but more than 9,000 people are still without electricity. You can click here to see a map of the current power outages in West Virginia.