Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington are the teenage hosts behind “Kids Interview Bands.” They’ve interviewed more than 100 musicians on their video blog, with members from bands like the Pixies, Barenaked Ladies and Insane Clown Posse. These girls know how to hold their own.
Long after the power is restored, the cleanup will continue. Tree limbs and branches line nearly every street in Central ohio Although it may be unfortunate for the people who lost trees due to the high winds from remnants of Hurricane Ike, landscapers and mulching companies are cleaning up – in more ways than one.
An estimated 400,000 homes and businesses in Central Ohio, remain without electricity this morning while grocery and hardware stores try to keep up with demand for food, ice and batteries in areas hit by Sunday’s wind storm. Some schools are closed for a third consecutive day others are operating on delayed openings.
As of Wednesday afternoon, about a third of AEP’s Franklin County customers were still without power. In some neighborhoods lights may go on tonight as other homes stay dark. WOSU set out to find out why this happens.
For Central Ohioans still without power, it’s been about 48 hours since they last had electricity. That means perishable foods like meats, milk and cheese are no longer fit to eat. To help people in need of a good meal and a hot shower, the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus has a shelter at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
American Electric Power crews worked through the night. The utility says it could be several days to as long as a week before all power is restored.
Sunday’s storm and resulting power outages have forced several Central Ohio School Districts to canceled classes for Tuesday, September 16th.
Central Ohio residents are preparing for the second major snowfall of the season… and so are utility crews.
Under pressure from the Ohio EPA, the City of Columbus is planning to build a tunnel system to handle surges in storm water runoff.
Authorities in Nelsonville are still investigating a Saturday night explosion that forced the evacuation of 60 homes in the Athens County community. No one was injured. The driver of a Jeep skidded off a city street and gasoline spread through the city’s storm water drainage system.
It’s been a banner 12 months for aluminum scrap companies, thanks to a 15-minute hail storm last April. The storm across northern Franklin County damaged siding, gutters and roofs of thousands of homes in northern franklin county. All of that damaged siding and gutters is ending up in scrap yards.