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Thousands still without power in Michiana

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Monday's storms are still being felt in Michiana with nearly over 10,000 homes still without power.

It's been a tough couple of days for people without power in one South Bend neighborhood. But some people are making the best with what they have.

Lights out, that's the case for many Michiana families Wednesday.

"I recently saw the transformer blew out of my neighborhood and what I saw was a lot houses without power," said Nick Thammmarath.

And like Thammarath, many are still waiting for the lights to turn back on.

The problem is that it takes time. And over the last two days, crews have been overloaded with work.

In locations like this, repairing downed lines, cleaning up trees and removing branches from the road.

Without a power generator, there's not much else they can do.

"Try to hang out with each other," said Thammarath. "Try to communicate with phones since we have power with that."

And just try to keep themselves cool and get by with whatever fresh food they have.

"Once more lights come on, people will just be set," said Thammarath.

For a list of current AEP outages in Michiana, visit here.

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