Crews continue to try to restore power to Michiana homes
Posted: May 30, 2013 3:32 AM EST | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 1:21 AM EST
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The storms that swept through Michiana Tuesday night did a tremendous amount of damage to a number of homes and power lines. By Wednesday night power had been restored to all but about 200 homes.
Wednesday morning, over 1,400 people were without power in St. Joseph County, by 11:00 p.m., the number of households without power dropped down to about 200.
Power outages are inconvenient for everyone, but for some, going without electricity for days can be unbearable.
"My husband’s got some breathing difficulties and luckily we have some battery operated equipment that we can use." said MaryAnn Waddy, South Bend.
Dozens of I & M power trucks lined Woodmont Street and Inwood Road.
According to AEP, six power lines were knocked down by the storm that tore through South Bend. By 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, four of those lines were fixed.
After cutting down trees, removing dangling lines, and replacing towers, the power was up and running for most.