SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The clean up by power crews continues across the Inland Northwest. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Avista was reporting 160 power outages, while Inland Power and Light was reporting 200. Both companies said they planned to have most if not all power restored by Sunday night.
For people like Keith Parks who lives off Atlantic Rd., north of Spokane, it's welcome news. He has been with out power for the last five days, but wonders why they have been left in the dark.
"People down below us in the subdivision have had power since Thursday night," Parks said. "People up north have had power since Friday."
He says they are ready for the power to be turned back on.
"We had hot water up until Friday left in the tank," Parks said. "We really can't bathe or wash our hair. I've been using a Coleman stove to cook."
Parks and his neighbors are worried that if the power doesn't come back on the warm weather may be too much.
"Now with the temperatures approaching 90 to 95, we can't go and use any fans or air conditioning it's really becoming frustrating," Parks said.
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