Thousands of Power Outages Across the Metro

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Power companies throughout the Metro are working full throttle to get many homes and businesses back with power.

MidAmerican Energy, which serves Pottawattamie County, said at the height of the storm they had about eight-thousand without, but now that number is at about 3,000.

OPPD said at the height, they were looking at 52,000 now they are down to 25,400 still with out power.

Both power companies have multiple crews out working on these damaged power lines.

They said the tough thing about this storm, is it really was spread out across the metro.

"Really it is all parts of town, which is kind of interesting sometimes you see parts of town with the older trees and that sort of thing, where they are affected the most, right now it is everywhere, North, South, East, West," said Jodi Baker, OPPD Media Specialist.

OPPD said these outage numbers may fluctuate back up a bit as people start to come home and maybe find their home without power.

Both OPPD and MidAmerican power are asking people without power to make a report online to their power companies.

Here are the websites to check to make a report.

OPPD: http://www.oppd.com/EmergencyStormOutageSafety/Outage/index.htm

MidAmerican Energy: http://www.midamericanenergy.com/storm/outagewatch/mecoutagewatch.aspx


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