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If you're in the Midwest, please take a minute to let us know you're safe.

In my county here in Ohio, we saw wind gusts in the 60 MPH range. Some localities reported winds in the upper 80s — Snowshoe, W.V., clocked in at 88 MPH (for context, the minimum wind speed for a tropical cyclone is 74 MPH).

As of this afternoon, 170k were without power in Ohio and over 50k in Pennsylvania. It may be days before power is restored in some areas. The wind storm has also caused significant flight delays out of Cleveland.

We lost power for about an hour last night (just long enough to get the oil lamps unpacked and burning) but were lucky not to have sustained any damage. Others weren't so lucky:

And it's not over yet. Stay safe, everyone!