Contact: Marty Berkowitz (614) 387-2962
COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 12, 2013 – Forecasters have indicated that a continuous line of storms may stretch eastward throughout Ohio late tonight and early tomorrow. These storms likely will include high winds that may cause extensive power outages.
The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) advises utility consumers throughout the state to be prepared in case they lose power during the weather emergency.
If your power should go out, but you have internet access, you should notify your utility through its online system. For some utilities, the online systems are the fastest ways to process outage information. If you do not have access to the internet, then you should call your utility at the numbers below. The following links can be accessed to report a power outage:
OCC offers the following recommendations for consumers for staying safe during a prolonged power outage:
Food safety tips:
More information about what to do in a power emergency is available on OCC’s website,
About the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel
The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC), the residential utility consumer advocate, represents the interests of 4.5 million households in proceedings before state and federal regulators and in the courts. The state agency also educates consumers about electric, natural gas, telephone and water issues. For more information, please visit the OCC website at www.pickocc.org.
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