Residents across Pennsylvania are without power after severe storms with high winds removing wires, utility poles, and trees during an afternoon and early evening march through the state.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued severe thunderstorm warnings on Sunday afternoon and evening as the storm hit various parts of the state with gusts of up to 100 km / h.
According to the outage map for First Energy Corp. 99,848 customers were without power from 7:30 p.m. Sunday. These failures include thousands in Western and Central Pa.
The company reports 3,524 outages in York County and 8,396 in Berks County, 7,505 outages in Clarion County, and 6,594 outages in Erie County.
PPL Electric Utilities reports 17,998 powerless customers, mostly in the central and eastern parts of the state.
Lackawanna County has 1,898 outages, Juniata County reports 1,678 outages, and Columbia County reports 1,587 outages as per the PPL outage map.
According to the NWS, the highest reported gusts in the state included a gust of 63 mph at Altoona-Blair County Airport and a gust of 58 mph at Johnstown Airport. There was also a 56 mph gust at Harrisburg International Airport.
Areas like Hummelstown, Capitol City Airport, Lancaster, and Gettysburg reported gusts of 40 miles per hour.