Power Outages in Appalachia

UPDATE: Progress is being made in at least some of the impacted areas. Meanwhile, Suddenlink crews are working diligently to help make sure our services are available to customers as soon as possible after commercial power is restored by the electric companies’ crews.


Severe thunderstorms have knocked out power for an estimated 130,000-plus homes in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

In West Virginia

Gov. Joe Manchin has authorized the use of National Guard troops to help clean up from severe thunderstorms that knocked out power to thousands, caused widespread damage and killed at least one person.

Suddenlink’s Atlantic Region team shares the following:

    Appalachian Power is reporting 45,722 customers out in West Virginia. Hardest hit counties are Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln and Wayne.

    Allegheny Power is reporting 38,000 out in West Virginia, with over 8,400 out in Wood County (Parkersburg).

    AEP Ohio has 47,531 out.

    Kentucky Power has 36,797 out. Hardest hit is Pike County and over half of Martin County (Inez) is out. About one third of Floyd and Johnson Counties are out.

More on this story as it develops.


  1. James says

    Wind Storms are notorious for causing widespread power outage.

    Here are some tips on how to safely restore power due to unexpected power outages and safely use emergency generators.

    How to Choose the Right Emergency Electric Generator

    How to Safely Operate a Portable Generator and Transfer Switch

    Generator Safety Frequently Asked Questions