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.