FirstEnergy Storm Update
AKRON, Ohio -- FirstEnergy (FE) utility crews continue working to restore about 40,000 customers who remain without service after strong storms moved through our service areas in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
More than 200,000 FirstEnergy utility customers were affected by the storm.
As of 10 a.m., FirstEnergy outage totals include:
- West Penn Power About 11,000 customers
- Mon Power About 12,000 customers
- Ohio Edison About 8,400 customers
- Toledo Edison About 7,000 customers
- The Illuminating Company Less than 2,000 customers
The majority of customers are expected to be restored throughout the day today, with customers in some of the more heavily damaged areas restored by midnight Friday.
FirstEnergy customer call centers are fully staffed. To report an outage, customers should call
1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or click the "Report Outage" link on www.firstenergycorp.com.
Customers also should immediately report downed wires to their electric company or local police or fire department. Always assume downed wires are carrying electricity, and keep children and pets away from downed wires.
News Media Contacts:
Todd Meyers West Penn Power/Mon Power
Mark Durbin Ohio Edison; The Illuminating Company
Chris Eck Toledo Edison
/PRNewswire -- July 11, 2013/