Many Capital Region residents are still left without power after yesterday’s storms. As of 8 am this morning, National Grid is reporting over 25,000 of their customers are still waiting for their power to be restored.

Residents left in the dark won’t have to wait long to return to normalcy. Power is expected to be back on today for some, tomorrow for others in all areas of the Capital Region.

Schenectady County got whacked the hardest. Over 8,000 customers are living in the dark ages. Rensselaer County had 6,875 customers without power and Albany County still has 6,000 customers waiting for service.

Although there were tornado warnings last night and social media reports of a funnel cloud, the National Weather Service office couldn’t confirm whether or not a twister touched down.

All in all, around 45,000 people were without power last night when the storms hit. It’s always important to remember that THIS time we were lucky, but next time could always be worse. When big storm or tornado warnings/watches are in effect, take them seriously. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.