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Cinergy praises city's patience

Friday, July 11, 2003

As of 8:30 a.m. there were still 652 Brazil residents with no power, 202 Terre Haute residents and eight Clinton residents.

"We've got some great men and women at Cinergy that are working hard and they have done a great job," said Rick Burger, Cinergy Brazil District Manager, this morning. "The community has been very patient."

Crews are working as fast as they can move through the fallen trees and power lines to clean up the mess left behind from Wednesday's storms.

Brazil was hit the hardest from the wind gusts, heavy rains and falling trees and limbs, indicated Rob Norris, Cinergy spokesman, ex-plaining that the other surrounding districts didn't sustain as much damage as the city.

"It's proceeding," he said Thursday. All the crews we have are out working now."

Nearly 12,000 residents in the area lost power due to storm damage and by Thursday afternoon, about 8,000 cinergy customers had the electricity to their homes restored.

The 4,000 customers awaiting service might have to wait as late as Friday and some in rural areas as late as Saturday for power to be restored, Norris said.

"We think of it in terms like a tree -- we have to start with the trunk then spread out to the branches," he said.

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