Strong storms, high winds knock out power to 65,000 customers across Midwest, South

Strong storms producing high winds moved across the Midwest and South on Nov. 28, knocking out power to at least 65,760 customers.

Wind gusts up to 54 miles per hour (mph) were reported. As of 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday, 49,162 customers remained without power.

In addition to various public power organizations, subsidiaries of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) and Entergy (NYSE:ETR) were hit hard by the weather at one point or another on Nov. 28, according to data provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

 

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