CINCINNATI — Duke Energy is reporting thousands of power outages as severe weather hits southern Ohio.

Winds of more than 65 miles per hour brought a tornado through the southwest region of the state. 

Power Outage U.S. reported more than 70,000 were without power in the state. More than 50,000 were without power in Hamilton County and more than 18,000 were without power in Clermont County.

Duke Energy's outage map showed more than 99,000 customers without power.