AEP Storm Response Update 10/22

APCoAppalachian Power Storm Response Update

Sunday, October 2, 2022, 10:45 a.m. 


Heavy rain and gusty winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ian caused damage in parts of Appalachian Power’s Virginia service area late Friday night, which left more than 29,000 customers without electric service.

Outages and Storm Response Efforts

Around 6,500 customers affected by storm-related outages are currently without electric service. Damage assessors and line workers from West Virginia continue to assist local crews with service restoration in affected areas of Virginia.

Restoration Estimates

Most customers who lost power due to storm damage in Virginia should have service restored by tonight.

Restoration may extend beyond the estimated time in isolated cases with extensive damage.

For the best available information on each specific outage, click the outage location on Appalachian Power’s Outage Map. 

Hydro Generation

With rain expected to lessen in areas of the hydroelectric facilities over the next few days, Appalachian Power is starting the process of returning to normal levels and operations at the Claytor and Smith Mountain Projects.

Lake residents and recreational users are advised to watch out for floating debris if on the water.

Safety Message

Customers should treat all downed lines as live power lines and stay away from them.

Keep children and pets away from fallen lines and anything the lines may touch.

Never remove debris that’s within 10 feet of a power line.

Additional safety tips are posted at

Report an Outage
Visit Appalachian to report an outage online anytime.

For More Information
For information on a specific outage, check Appalachian Power’s Outage Map

Next Update: This is the final update for this storm.