Living in one of the hardest areas hit, most Putnam County residents are happy to see their power turned back on. However,, Your News Now found a few residents still living in the dark.
Melinda Lawrence and her family lost power the night of the storm one week ago. In new jersey at the time of the storm, Melinda came home to find a disaster in her front yard,, something that has made her life miserable for the last week. Some of those fallen limbs fell on Melinda's power line, cutting the electricity to her home.
Living just a stone throw away from the new steel power poles going up along state route 65,Rick Corson continues to live in the dark.
Rick is one of a few residents who are stuck waiting for the pole installation to finish up before he gets his power back. Rick is surviving the heat and lack of electricity, but says living quality has definitely been worsened.
Melinda understands power crews are working hard and are under quite a bit of pressure, but says that sense of understanding should go both ways. Frustrated that he continues to live without power while residents nearby sit in the air conditioning,Rick maintains a sense of humor during these record setting temperatures.
The frustration continues for residents, but AEP says they are doing all that they can, working around the clock. AEP says residents in the area living without power, should see their lights back within the next five to seven days.