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Thousands still without power 9 days after storm

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OG&E reports that just fewer than 93,000 customers are still in the dark more than a week after last week’s historic ice storms.Some people, who are going on nine days without power, expressed their frustration to KOCO 5.“It’s true. Help. We need some help,” said Melodie Haas, who lives in The Village.Haas told KOCO 5 that she has a disability and has lived in the cold without power for eight days.“It’s horrible. Makes me want to cry,” Haas said.For James Palmer, who also lives in The Village, it’s been nine days since power went out.“It’s tough. I have my generator,” Palmer said.He said his generator has kept some of his appliances on in the house, but it’s costing him $35 a day in gas.“OG&E actually doesn’t know a time it will be back on,” Palmer said. “They’re saying Nov. 6, saying the ninth. Who knows?”Both Palmer and Haas are growing impatient by the day, especially because their neighbors across the street have power. OG&E officials said they expect full restoration by Friday night. Spokesperson David Kimmel added that the electric company has restored power to 80% of its customers and now has 4,000 crews out working.

THE VILLAGE, Okla. —

OG&E reports that just fewer than 93,000 customers are still in the dark more than a week after last week’s historic ice storms.

Some people, who are going on nine days without power, expressed their frustration to KOCO 5.

“It’s true. Help. We need some help,” said Melodie Haas, who lives in The Village.

Haas told KOCO 5 that she has a disability and has lived in the cold without power for eight days.

“It’s horrible. Makes me want to cry,” Haas said.

For James Palmer, who also lives in The Village, it’s been nine days since power went out.

“It’s tough. I have my generator,” Palmer said.

He said his generator has kept some of his appliances on in the house, but it’s costing him $35 a day in gas.

“OG&E actually doesn’t know a time it will be back on,” Palmer said. “They’re saying Nov. 6, saying the ninth. Who knows?”

Both Palmer and Haas are growing impatient by the day, especially because their neighbors across the street have power.

OG&E officials said they expect full restoration by Friday night. Spokesperson David Kimmel added that the electric company has restored power to 80% of its customers and now has 4,000 crews out working.