Powerless Tap Into Electricity Elsewhere After Storms
Photo: MGN Online
There are still tens of thousands of people across the metro without power from the weekend's storms. Some are being told it might be Wednesday before their power is restored.
In one South Minneapolis neighborhood, some residents were using generators, others were running extension cords to other houses to tap into electricity.
"Right when the power went out people were offering us everything from candles to power extension cords. Our neighbors have been so willing to help," said Nikki Nesheim, who has been without electricity since Friday night.
Xcel has 1,100 lineman out in the metro working to restore power. Hundreds of them have come from across the country to help, hailing from places like Nebraska and even Pennsylvania.
A spokesperson for Xcel says they can call for mutual assistance after extreme storms.
- Federal and State Agencies Tour Minn. Storm Damage
- Brooklyn Center: Storm Damage Not Enough to Trigger Clean-Up
- Metro Cities Working to Cleanup Storm's Aftermath
- Thousands of Minnesotans Lose Food Due to Power Outages
- Storm Clean Up Continues, No Species of Tree Spared
- WEB EXTRA: Chopper 5 Flies Over Minn. Storm Damage
- Powerless Tap Into Electricity Elsewhere After Storms
- Tracking Potential Severe Weather Tuesday
- Glencoe, Albertville Continue Clean Up After Sunday Storm
- Power Outage Cancels Some Summer School in Mpls.