"Outages started to roll in for us around Monday evening about 4:30 is when we started to see the first outages and those outages were actually located here in Frederick County and the city of Winchester," says Mike Aulgur, manager of SVEC External Affairs.
As Sandy moved North, she marked her territory with roughly 60 broken poles.
Since Monday evening, the Shenandoah Valley Electric Company has been hard at work, restoring power at a fast rate but with a storm like this, they have not been able to do it alone. They have received help from additional crews from coming all the way from Alabama.
"We had 425 folks on the ground, men and women helping us restoration efforts. We had six cooperatives come in from other states to assist us," adds Aulgur.
With temperatures only to get colder, the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has stressed the importance of watching out for the elderly.
"People can take a look, see if you have a neighbor who's a senior or they can also help single moms that may need help in cleaning their yards, clearing brush, tree limbs," says Joseph Schtulman, President and CP of United Way NSV.
Schtulman also advises cars to drive slowly in darker areas that are usually lit, until things are back to normal.
For those still without power, electric companies recommend closing unused rooms, bundle up in layers of blankets, have sleeping bags on standby and groups to stay in one room to create the maximum body heat.
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