Wind, rain knocks out power to about 1,500 Valley homes, businesses today


Severe thunderstorms, wind gusts, and heavy rains combined to cause power outages to nearly 1,500 homes and businesses in the Mahoning Valley this afternoon and early evening.

According to the FirstEnergy website, as of 8:30 p.m. there were 410 outages in Columbiana County, 218 outages in Trumbull County, and 833 outages in Mahoning County, with Boardman the hardest hit.

FirstEnergy estimated that most of the power would be restored by 4 a.m. Sunday, according to 21 WFMJ-TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner.

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