Thousands of Tri-State residents are in the dark after severe thunderstorms swept through the area Thursday morning.
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CINCINNATI - Nearly 9,000 Duke Energy customers were in the dark about when they'd have their power restored after a storm ripped through the Tri-State Saturday afternoon.

Duke Energy first started reporting complaints from customers around 4:30 p.m. after strong winds, heavy rain and lightning pushed through the area.

The number of outages peaked at over 8,700 around 5:45 p.m.

As of 10:15 p.m., the total number of outages had dipped to 283, which included 185 customers in Hamilton County. Hamilton County saw the majority of outages during the day, reaching more than 8,000 at one point.

Other counties in Ohio with outages at the time in Butler with 52 and Warren with 42.

All customers were expected to have power restored by the end of the evening.

Future Storms

For future storms, you can view reported power outages on Duke Energy's website visit ( http://www.duke-energy.com/ ohio/outages/current.asp )

For the latest severe weather updates click here ( http://www.wcpo.com/ dpp/weather/weather_news/Parts-of-Tri-State-under-a-Severe-Thunderstorm-Watch ) .
 To map the severe weather as it hits your doorstep go to http://www.wcpo.com/subindex/weather/maps .

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