COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A second burst of thunderstorms has knocked out electricity for thousands more Ohioans, including some that had just had their power restored after being left in the dark earlier in the weekend.
American Electric Power says storms on Sunday night left 20,000 customers without electricity while crews worked to fix earlier outages. In all, about 423,000 customers remained without power early Monday morning in the southern two-thirds of the state as temperatures were expected to climb into the 90s.
President Barack Obama has declared a federal emergency in Ohio after Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) asked for help. Kasich declared a state emergency and called out the National Guard.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are working with state officials and relief workers to determine the biggest needs.
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