Posted by Trina Kinstler - email
For the second night in a row, the Tri-State was pounded by severe weather.
Storms moved through the area around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, causing several thousand people to be without power.
Duke Energy said close to 39,000 of its customers were out in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky as of 7 a.m. There have been 83,000 customers without power since 1 a.m.
Cincinnati police were taking calls for neighboring Norwood, where the police department lost power around 2:30 a.m.
A few fires were also sparked by lighting strikes. There were four reports of lighting sparking fires.
Emergency crews were called to Strafford Ave. near UC just before 4 a.m. Right now officials say this was an abandoned building, so no one was inside or hurt.
There was also a lighting strike on Lila and Wallace in Milford, and another in the 1200 block of Mosteller in Sharonville. A third was reported one was in the 800 block of Sun Creek in Delhi Township. None of the other strikes had significant fire damage either.