George Hiotis

A-E-P Ready For Severe Storms

by George Hiotis on June 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric

Power, constantly has its eyes on the weather. The company’s internal

meteorologists are monitoring the approaching storm that is expected to

hit Ohio later Wednesday into Thursday.

Our meteorologists agree with area weather forecasts that there is

potential for this front to produce a squall line that could affect much

of the AEP Ohio’s service territory, as well as neighboring states. This

squall line could produce severe weather accompanied by high winds gusting

above 60 mile per hour, potentially causing widespread power outages in

affected areas.

AEP Ohio crews are prepared to respond throughout the company’s

service territory, and the company is identifying the availability of

additional resources.

We urge our customers to prepare as well. Outage preparation and

safety tips are available under Outages & Problems on When

major storms hit, AEP Ohio posts the latest information available on, and customers may follow us on twitter and facebook.