TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toledo Edison customers who remain without power as a result of the severe wind and thunderstorms yesterday evening across Northwest Ohio can receive two bags of ice and two gallons of water at no charge at participating Kroger and Churchill's stores. Supplies are limited. Distribution will end at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Participating stores and locations include:
Kroger1094 N. Main St. Bowling Green, Ohio
Kroger3301 Navarre Oregon, OhioKroger1920 Woodville Oregon, Ohio Walt Churchill's Market 26625 N. Dixie Highway Perrysburg, Ohio Also, the American Red Cross will be opening a shelter at Cedar Creek Church at 29129 Lime City Road in Perrysburg at 7 p.m. tonight for residents affected by the storm. The storm initially disrupted service to almost 25,000 customers, but as of 4 p.m. today, less than 3,200 remained without service. The majority of customers should be restored to service by Tuesday night, with the remaining outages in the hardest-hit areas in Wood County restored by Wednesday evening. For updated information on FirstEnergy's current outages, our storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages . Updates will also be provided via Twitter @ToledoEdison. FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Its generation subsidiaries currently control more than 18,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro, pumped-storage hydro and other renewables. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp. www.firstenergycorp.com