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Residents And Suppliers Trying To Cope With Propane Shortage

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/23/2014

A propane shortage throughout the Midwest may leave some Ohioans without heat. It's so bad, Governor John Kasich has declared a state of emergency in all 88 counties for the energy crisis.

 WMFD's Greg Heindel takes us to Morrow County, where they're rationing propane deliveries, to stretch a critically short supply.

Thirty percent  Morrow County residents heat their homes with propane, the most of any Ohio county. Consolidated Gas Cooperative, which has 2,400 members, is doing its best to keep-up with demand, but is unable to keep tanks full.

While propane companies hope to ride out this severe cold snap and get enough to meet demand, there is a chance some residents could run out and be unable to get more. So, the American Red Cross of Morrow County is prepared to open at least one shelter if anyone has to leave their home.

Morrow County Emergency Management Agency Director Joe Edwards says the best advice is to conserve your supply as much as possible. No Morrow County residents have reported running out of propane at this time. If you do have to leave your home due to running out of propane, be sure to make arrangements for your pets, and either let your faucets trickle or drain your water lines, to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting.

   
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