Some folks in Logan County, WV trying to stay cool without power

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LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WYMT/WSAZ) - Neighbors at one apartment complex are finding it extremely difficult to keep cool.

On July 1, severe winds knocked down more than a dozen trees, along with power lines, behind the Laurelwood Apartments in Monaville in Logan County.

AEP was able to restore power to all but six apartments in one section of the housing complex, still without electricity more than two weeks later.

"It's pitiful," Nida Brock said. "I have to use a flashlight to get to the bathroom."

In the absence of air conditioning, Graci Adkins has temporarily ditched her home and is staying with a friend. She says not everyone has that luxury.

"They don't have air, and they really need it," Adkins said.

"I'm a diabetic and I've got high blood pressure, so it's rough," Brock said.

The resident manager of Laurelwood says electricians from Williamson were hired July 3 to help get the power back on.

The manager says part of the reason for the delay is the electricians they hired are waiting for two new digital meter banks to be delivered. Four have already been installed, but power can't be restored until all six are in place.

The manager says she's not sure when the electricity will be restored.

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