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Thousands of Ohioans still without power

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Utilities are reporting at least 32,000 customers in Ohio still without electricity after violent storms swept through the state two days ago.

Tuscarawas (tus-kuh-RAW'-uhs) County in eastern Ohio, Sandusky County in northern Ohio and the Columbus area are among the largest pockets with electricity customers will in the dark Friday.

A line of storm on Wednesday brought winds of 70 mph or more in some places, downed power lines, tore off roofs and dumped more rain on an already saturated state. The National Weather Service confirmed three tornadoes touched down.

Flood warnings remained in effect for a handful of counties on Friday. Dry weather predicted for the next few days in the state is expected to help the situation.

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