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According to NBC4i, AEP Ohio has announced Friday it will provide a $1 million fund to help reimburse residents who experienced widespread power outages.

The announcement came after customers complained, finding out AEP previously considered them ineligible to file a claim for spoiled food in refrigerators, and NBC4 heard from lawmakers and other groups that pressed for an investigation into what happened with the outage.

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“This week, extreme storms, followed by extremely hot weather resulted in a unique situation where power outages throughout Columbus had to be taken to prevent wider spread outages, which created challenges for many Franklin County residents,” AEP said in a release.

The contribution will be handled by the AEP Ohio Fund of the Columbus Foundation.

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