CINCINNATI — While the Red Flag Warning is no longer, high winds are still wreaking havoc in the Tri-State.
As of 10 a.m., Duke Energy reported nearly 3,000 customers were without power in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. According to an outage map, around 1,000 in Oakley were without power Thursday morning.
Currently we have just over 9K @DukeEnergy customers are without power from strong winds in area yesterday and overnight. Much of the damage is from trees and branches on wires and broken poles as a result. Thank you for your patience while we work on repairs. pic.twitter.com/pBFIFMcp5J— Sally Thelen (@DE_SallyT) March 31, 2022
More than 1,000 people in Mt. Lookout were also without power overnight. Duke Energy said power will likely be restored around 5 a.m. Smaller outages also impacted residents in Green Hills and the Bond Hill neighborhood. In Kentucky, some customers in Fort Mitchell were without power, as well as residents in Latonia Lakes.
To find an updated list of outages, click here.
In addition to power outages, gusty winds led to rapidly spreading fire throughout the area. Crews in Union were forced to return to a brush fire they had previously contained at Potter's Ranch after a hotspot rekindled the fire.
A downed power line in Edgewood resulted in a fire on Dudley Road. As firefighters waited for Duke Energy to arrive and shut off power before they could put water on the flames, they watched as the fire spread close to a nearby home.
Edgewood Fire Chief Tom Dickman said training for high wind situations is difficult, but crews are adapting and moving forward.
FORECAST: Wind gusts up to 50 mph tonight, outages possible
High winds cause challenges for crews battling fires in Tri-State