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Working To Restore Power In Trousdale Co.

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Jessica Aarhus Jessica Aarhus

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. - Crews from utility companies across the state have been working frantically to restore power to those affected by Tuesday night's tornadoes.

More than 4,500 households remain in the dark, according to Tri-County Electric.

Trousdale Medical Center, a nursing home, a supermarket and a drugstore are the only businesses operating because of generators. Beds for 17 hospitals patients were moved into the hallway.

More than 100 workers were summoned to assist. Residents are using candles and flashlights, which compels residents such as Jessica Aarhus to say they appreciate modern conveniences.

"It puts a burden on you, but it helps us realize that we take life for granted," she said. "Take the conveniences of modern century and we have to go back to the way it ways in old times."

The Tennessee Valley Authority has to fix three transmissions towers that provide power to Hartsville.

About 3,000 people in Macon County are also without power. Utility crews hope to have that number down to 800 by Thursday night.

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