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Much of Menifee Co. still without power

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MENIFEE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A "State of Emergency" has been declared in Menifee County as many are still without power Wednesday night and things don't look to be getting any better any time soon.

"It hurts because I can't help everybody," said Jennifer Rogers, the Menifee County Emergency Management Director.

Rogers has spent much of her day making medicine runs, delivering food and necessities, and even driving people to warming centers, like the one at the Menifee County Courthouse, in Frenchburg.

Clark Energy said they're working to restore electricity but it could take 24 to 36 hours, and in some rural areas it could be five days!

"It could get worse. As you can tell it's snowing right now and the road conditions are deteriorating," said Rogers.

"It's real bad man. We've been without electric since 12 o'clock last night," added Howard Pargen. "I've got a handicapped child that's on feeding tubes and his batteries and stuff has run out since about 9 o'clock this morning, and I've been trying to get my generator running."

Pargen even called the electric company hoping for help, but wasn't given any guarantees.

"Just just told me it could be the next few minutes, it could be 36 hours, 72 hours. But I hope they get it on in the next few minutes," he said. "It's been pretty hard for us."

Workers with Clark Energy did go into the rural areas with chainsaws to cut down many of the tree branches that were on power lines.


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