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CINCINNATI -- More than 18,000 residents of Hamilton County, Clermont County and other parts of the Greater Cincinnati area were in the dark on Halloween -- and not on purpose.

A day-long storm that matriculated through the region caused a considerable number of power outages in Clermont and Hamilton counties. But a series of strong storms brewed up at just about 11 p.m., bringing with them strong winds and lightning that did a number on trees, power lines and some structures around the Tri-State, according to the National Weather Service.

At 8:30 a.m., Duke Energy is reporting on its website that 5,643 customers are still without power, including 2,384 in Hamilton County, 759 in Clermont County, 2,073 in Brown County and 226 in Butler County. There are also more than 187 people in Warren County who are still reporting outages.

In Northern Kentucky, there are a handful of people in Campbell County and Kenton County who are waiting for their service to be restored, according to the Duke Energy website.

You can stay up to date with the outage information here

While more than 7,000 outages is a considerable number, it's a steep drop from the 18,010 customers who were in the dark about two hours earlier. The peak of the outages hit around 1:30 a.m., Duke Energy reported.

Earlier in the day, Duke Energy spokesperson Sally Thelen said about 6,000 customers suffered outages in Clermont County at the peak of the storm. The number in Hamilton County hovered around 1,000 for most of Thursday evening.

By 11 p.m. the overall outages were down to 2,800, including 1,800 in Clermont County and 930 in Hamilton County. Those numbers quickly shot back up when strong wind gusts of upwards of 60 mph began blowing through the Tri-State due to a round of severe weather, according to the National Weather Service.

Thelen said "Duke Energy crews are working to fix the problems" but some customers may be without power for several hours due to the fact the storms are expected to continue throughout the night.

Want to know when this rain will stop? Check out the latest forecast here.

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