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Making do after another night without power

Posted at 11:36 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 23:36:01-05

“We have been without power for over 24 hours, now,” said Julie Muskopf. She is just one of thousands in western New York who are going on night two of no electricity.

Muskopf’s home in Elma is kept warm by a fire powered by natural gas. Her food is kept cold on her porch. Her two kids are handling the whole thing perfectly.

“Me and my sister never really get along and today, we went last resort, so we played with Legos and we got along,” said Tyler Muskopf.

There was excitement in the dark house when a notification rang on Julie’s phone; no school Friday. 

That answers one question. Julie kept refreshing her phone to see when crews will be work on her neighborhood’s power.

“It's only said ‘assessing.’ So, it is it what it is. We're doing our best,” added Julie.

Upset by the situation and the response? No. Julie and her kids have a warm place to stay with family in Orchard Park. But, they're just one of thousands in western New York waiting for the power to be fixed.