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Power Update: No Word On When Power Will Come Back

Expect a Code Red this afternoon.

UPDATE: FirstEnergy says power may stay out until Sunday.

While portions of Avon Lake have had power return following the remnants of Hurricane Sandy, much of the city is still in the dark.

Following the storm 400 residents were out in Avon and more than 5,000 in Avon Lake.

Residents (via our Facebook page) are reporting today that the Redwood/Brookfield area is still out as are areas in the 45s. Also reported out are Westwinds near the lake on Seaward and Westwind Drive, and many areas off of Electric west of SR 83 including Inwood south of Electric, corner of Parkwood and Electric.

Power has returned to some streets off of Electric Boulevard near the library, the Woodlands, Sunset Boulevard south of Electric. Wedgewood went on last night as did Quail Hollow Circle.

Mayor Greg Zilka said at noon he had not received a daily update on power outages from FirstEnergy. Avon-Avon Lake Patch has not heard back yet from FirstEnergy's media representative.

“We didn’t receive a 9 a.m. update,” Zilka said. “They are still working. There are still many area of the town without electricity."

Zilka said residents may get an update later this afternoon via Code Red, the reverse 9-1-1 system.

Let us know what areas in town are still without power or have recently returned power in the comments section.

Kim Kramhoeller October 31, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Seaward Way & Westwind Dr still out.
Angela Sanchez October 31, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Still no power @ 2 pm Wednesday on Parkwood. Reverse 911 won't come thru if there's no power to the home!
AvonLaker1234 October 31, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Sign-up with your cell # too.
AvonLaker1234 October 31, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I love that FirstEnergy sent, prior to the storm hitting Ohio, a lot of crews East for mutual aid...too bad they did not plan to restore power here at home first where their rate payers live!?
Kms October 31, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I have 2 babies and 2- 3 year olds living in my home in the 45's and they are wearing snowsuits in the house. Perhaps the city should think about setting up a shelter for people in the high school instead of worrying about the kids having school. Not all of us can afford to go to a hotel. Yet we can go to the old firehouse for snacks and a place to keep warm for a couple of hours.
Kms October 31, 2012 at 06:42 PM
I have 2 babies and 2-3 year olds in my house walking around in snowsuits because its colder inside then it is outside. Maybe the city should think about putting together a temp. shelter for people (at the high school) with young children and older people, instead of giving people a place where they can warm up and have a snack. I know I haven't had electric since Monday night. Its not easy keeping 3 year olds warm and happy when they are afraid of the dark.
bobbylen October 31, 2012 at 06:44 PM
WTAM was reporting earlier that all of Lorain county was suffering because FirstEnergy sent crews East before we were hit. I called FE and they said that it was true but had brought in trucks and crews from other areas to cover.
bobbylen October 31, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Kms, check out AL website; there are beds available tonight for people and there is a center open until 4pm at the old firehouse and them until 9pm at the GOP victory center next to Giant Eagle.
AvonLaker1234 October 31, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Here's what everyone should consider: call the state regulator (PUCO) and complain. (800) 686-PUCO (7826) What is also interesting, since FirstEnergy is a (regulated) monopoly ,what their exes make...checkout the bio and comp for their CEO: http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/officerProfile?symbol=FE&officerId=29543
Buck98 October 31, 2012 at 07:15 PM
I have been out of town working all day. Has anyone seen any crews working around the city? If so where?
bobbylen October 31, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I have been out yesterday and today LOOKING for a FE truck. All over the city; and have seen none. And I haven't been out just once but for a half hour at a time, from Bay Village line to Athena's, up and down walker, lear, down to dairy queen and nothing each time; NOT ONE TRUCK
Buck98 October 31, 2012 at 08:07 PM
That is discouraging
Leslie Hebert October 31, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Is there any place you can go that will let you bring your dogs? Even for a few hours?
LS October 31, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Redwood and Troy are still out of power.
Kayleen Lessmann October 31, 2012 at 08:21 PM
We are still out entirely on Belle...I have only seen one truck since Monday. Ridiculous!!!
Lori E. Switaj October 31, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Leslie, you might try Paws By the Lake in Avon Lake. They will board for a few hours. The cost is $15, I believe, but give them a call. They are in our directory. Dog need to be vaccinated.
Lori E. Switaj October 31, 2012 at 08:28 PM
CORRECTION: On Avon Lake's Facebook page it states "Towne Center Community Campus @ Main Street will have beds available, for any residents that need a place to stay, until their power is back on." Towne Center is stating they are NOT offering this service.
bobbylen October 31, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I just got off the phone with PUCO who knows nothing at all. I have a call in to our mayor to see what he knows; his office, while very understanding has no information either. Seems we are all in the dark; pun intended. Lori, can you find out ANYTHING...
maria lindenmeier October 31, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Our power has been out since monday night (corner of parkwood and electric.) Im afraid it's not going to be on any time soon. We would go stay at my moms but two of my kids had school today and two didn't.
Me October 31, 2012 at 09:51 PM
We live in building 4 at Coachmans Trail and we've been without power since Monday night around 11. I have pics of two trees down there. I have seen a Wow cable truck but no First Energy trucks..I have a 3rd grader at Westview. This is an extremely difficult week!!
Lori E. Switaj October 31, 2012 at 09:52 PM
To all: Please see our new articles on when power MAY be back and where to call if you think you need shelter. And please upload those pics to our pics and clips gallery!
Jimmy Carter October 31, 2012 at 10:53 PM
There were a lot of good people out yesterday helping their neighbors in Avon Lake. They were pumping water out of folks basements, getting generators hooked up, etc. To the helping hands from Quail Hollow (Stark, Thomas, Francy, Eichler) - I know there are a lot of thankful people for your generous work. There is still hope for humanity. Thanks guys.
Tamie Myers November 01, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Power back on at my house on Berkshire at 7:40 pm this evening. We lost power on Tuesday at 11:40 am. Generator kept the food cold and the sump pump working, but no heat and 59 degrees in the house was a little hard to take.
Mary November 01, 2012 at 01:54 AM
While I understand this was a catastrophic event with widespread effects, I do not understand why a great portion of Ohio has been left to fend for itself. Ohio was projected to experience problems due this storm yet a great deal of our crew was sent to the East coast. I am all for helping others but this is absurd. Who thought of this plan? And where is our Mayor and Governor? While other states declared states of emergency, Ohio suffers. I am tired of being hostage to First Energy. This is not the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last unless I say enough enough and move. Want us to vote for levys - takes more a school system and ems to make me want to stay.
william November 01, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Mary Some politicains believe the govt should not step in and tell any company how to run their business under any circumstance. I sure hope you remember who they are,when you vote.
bobbylen November 01, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Power back on from Lear road up to Brunswick on lake road. Also on in the west winds and on cove and highland. Lear road dark from giant to lake with both schools dark.
bobbylen November 01, 2012 at 02:41 AM
FYI power on from intersection of last road and lake up lake road to Brunswick. Also on in the Westwonds and on Cove and Highland. The 45's seem to be hit or miss. Lear from giant down to lake dark both schools dark.
Hecticpeace November 01, 2012 at 10:02 AM
I live on Tomahawk in the 45s and have not seen one truck. Our power went out at 820 Monday night and its a cool 49 degrees in my house. How are we expected to function in this day and age without power for a week? I have 4 kids under age 8 and I've called about a downed tree behind me on the neighbors property and lines laying in my backyard. No one has called or assessed the situation and I'm rather upset to say the least. Anyone heard any updates?
bobbylen November 01, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Hecticpeace, FYI when I went to work this morning I saw for the first time, power trucks everywhere. On Lake, on Lear, Walker, etc. hopefully not much longer...
Dana lingler November 04, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Has anyone seen any trucks in the redwood Troy area? We have no power yet!!!still waiting !!!!

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