CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the second week in a row West Virginia was hit by strong summer storms. A line of thunderstorms moved through central and southern counties Tuesday night and left behind significant power outages.
Appalachian Power was still reporting 52,000 customers without service at 8 a.m. Wednesday while Mon Power outages were around 5,800.
Cabell County was one of the hardest hit counties with more than 14,000 customers without electrical service followed by Kanawha County with 6,000 and Logan with 5,500. Mon Power listed Preston, Braxton and Gilmer counties with the most outages.
The storms brought winds in excess of 60 mph, knocking down trees in several communities. Heavy rain was also part of the system that flooded poor drainage areas.
The National Weather Service said more severe storms could be on the way for Wednesday afternoon and evening.