Little Rock resident getting "cabin fever" in power outage

    10:38 PM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - More than 100,000 people in Central Arkansas are heading into their fourth night in a row without power.

    Michele Shirey, who lives in the west Little Rock area, is one of them. She spent the day looking out the window, waiting to see the power trucks to roll down her street on Friday.

    Shirey looks forward to feeling safer and warmer once power is restored. She's passing the time in the dark with crossword puzzles and staying warm using candles and a space heater, thanks to having a generator.

    While being cold and in the dark is an inconvenience, Shirey said that isn't the worst part of the storm. She lost several trees on Christmas Day.

    "Things were hitting the house and you hear bump and I ran out there and looked at the window and there was a tree just laying there in the front yard," Shirey recalled.

    Now she's ready to get back to normal.

    "I want to shower, cook a real meal and I want to drive my car and get out of here," Shirey said. "I'm getting cabin fever."

    Entergy expects to have all of its Arkansas customers back online by Tuesday.

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