Gov. John Kasich requested that President Obama help the state of Ohio in their emergency situation after strong winds left thousands of state residents without electricity.
Upon receiving their request, Barak Obama called in the National Guard honored their request. Many residents had to go without power for a second time after another group of thunderstorms came through and knocked out their power again.
According to American Electric Power (AEP) Sunday night’s storms left 20,000 consumer in need of electricity as the company’s crews struggled to repair earlier outages. All in all, Monday morning there were still approximately 423,000 homes without power in the southern two-thirds of the state and temperatures are most likely going to climb into the 90s.
Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are currently corresponding with relief workers and state officials to figure out what their top priorities should be.
“Hot and hotter will continue to be the story from the Plains to the Atlantic Coast the next few days,” the National Weather Service said Monday. “The widespread excessive heat warnings and heat advisories have certainly decreased in coverage, but temperatures will remain well above average across a large portion of the U.S.”