Strong storms cause power outages, damage across Cincinnati area

Thousands of people were without power Wednesday evening as strong storms swept the Cincinnati area.LIVE RADAR // LATEST WEATHER ALERTSAt the height of the storms, more than 21,000 customers reported power outages. Currently, a little more than 8,000 customers are without power. Kenton County with more than 3,000 customers still waiting for power and Hamilton County with about 1,600 customers waiting for reconnection. Duke Energy said crews will work through the night to restore power to customers.Click here A large tree knocked down the entire side of the Forest Run Welcome Center. People were inside the office at the time, but no one got hurt. “There was pretty much nothing, a little bit of rain and then the winds moved in and heard some loud noises and then the tree was down,” said Katie Ely-Wood. A severe thunderstorm was issued for the WLWT viewing area through 8 pm. In the storms it is likely to be severe, with gusty winds being the main threat. will reach between 100 and 104 this afternoon.

Thousands of people were without power Wednesday evening as strong storms swept the Cincinnati area.

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At the height of the storms, more than 21,000 customers reported power outages.

Currently, a little more than 8,000 customers are without power. Kenton County with more than 3,000 customers still waiting for power and Hamilton County with about 1,600 customers waiting for reconnection.

Duke Energy said crews will work through the night to restore power to customers.

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WLWT’s Adam Burniston surveyed damage left by strong winds in Butler County.

A large tree knocked down the entire side of the Forest Run Welcome Center. People were inside the office at the time, but no one got hurt.

“There was pretty much nothing, a little bit of rain and then the winds moved in and heard some loud noises and then the tree was down,” said Katie Ely-Wood.

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A severe thunderstorm was issued for the WLWT viewing area through 8 pm

A cold front is triggering scattered showers and storms throughout the evening. The main threat is likely to be severe, with gusty winds being the main threat.

Look for secondary threats of lightning and locally heavy rain.

The WLWT viewing area from noon until 7 pm Heat index values ​​will reach between 100 and 104 this afternoon.

Storms will fade during the evening and very comfortable temperatures will start to arrive overnight and into the first part of Thursday.

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