Emergency in Ohio


President Obama declared an emergency exists in the State of Ohio Saturday and ordered federal aid to assist state and local efforts due to the emergency conditions from severe storms.
The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate disaster relief efforts in all Ohio counties.
From @OHPressSec: "Feds just approved the Gov's request for emergency assistance. He appreciates the quick response. Generators, H2O enroute."
Thousands across the Miami Valley were still without power Saturday, a day after hurricane like winds exceeding 80 mph toppled power lines and trees.
State emergency officials say between 800,000 and 1 million outages were reported on Saturday morning. Kasich cited the widespread losses combined with excessive heat as factors that could creat a crisis for Ohioans.
For the latest outage numbers from Dayton Power and Light, click here.
For the latest outage numbers from First Energy, click here.
For the latest outage numbers from Duke Energy, click here.
The one confirmed death was out of Muskingum County.
Dayton Power & Light reported that at the height of the storm 175,000 people were without power. About 40,000 were restored Friday night. More than 1,000 crews are working to restore power, including several out of town crews. DP&L; reported that it may take a few days to restore power.

You can read the whole post here: http://www.middletownjournal.com/news/president-declares-emergency-in-ohio-1398813.html

Over 2/3 of the state is without power, cooling and now food or water because their power has been down so long there food has ruined. Please donate to help these families. Me and a few other blocks are the only houses in my city with Electric right now.

If you check out my Facebook profile you will see some more pics I've shared at: https://www.facebook.com/ron.coley.10



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