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HUNDREDS OF AREA RESIDENTS STILL WITHOUT POWER TUESDAY MORNING

(Whitewater Valley)--Large trees that had stood in Richmond neighborhoods for decades were uprooted late Monday afternoon as a strong storm rolled through.  Richmond reported wind gusts of around 55 miles per hour.  Large trees went down into power lines, and that caused outages across the city.  After the storm passed, RP&L reported that almost 2000 customers were without power.  Whitewater Valley REMC had another 1800 customers out.  By 5 o’clock Tuesday morning, REMC’s website still indicated about 550 people still out in Wayne and Union County.  RP&L still had crews out at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning, but could not put a number on the amount of outages.