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Waverly neighbors brace for frigid night without power

Posted at 2:53 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 19:58:37-04

WAVERLY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Hundreds of residents across Middle Tennessee are bracing for another cold night without heat or electricity nearly a week after a power storm system slammed into the area on Saturday.

In Waverly nearly 800 people remain without power. A number that crews were working hard to bring down on Thursday. But snapped power poles and downed trees litter most roads across the county making the work for utility crews difficult.

Janet Register hasn’t had power since last Friday. Her family is using a propane generator to heat their home but she’s concerned that as temperatures drop over the next few days the situation will only get worse.

“The cold is coming so that’s really concerning to us,” she said inside her kitchen where the only source of light was a small korsene lantern.

Residents here are also frustrated with how long it has taken to get power restored.

“It’s hard when you look across the next street and they have lights but you don’t,” she added.

Officials in Humphrey’s County are still considering whether there is a need to open a warming shelter.