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Some West Virginians still coping without power

Register-Herald photo by Brad Davis Just after Friday's storm, a large tree fell on Stanaford Road, bringing power lines with it.
Register-Herald photo by Brad Davis
Just after Friday’s storm, a large tree fell on Stanaford Road, bringing power lines with it.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — On their third day without electricity, Karen and Larry Bowles are now into a routine.

“We sit on the porch and use the grill to survive,” Karen said Sunday afternoon. “We’ve haven’t seen Appalachian Power since the power went Friday.”

Larry quickly added, “No, we saw a truck come through here on Saturday. They didn’t stop or tell us anything.”

Like many of their East Park neighborhood in Beckley, the Bowleses, who live on Temple Street, are frustrated by the lack of electricity and APCo’s silence on giving information other than the power should be restored by Monday night.

Talmage Cunningham, also of Temple Street, was on the verge of throwing about $100 worth of groceries away

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