Winter Storm Causes Power Outages

In this weather, people in the Valley could lose power. Workers with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative say it

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- In this weather, people in the Valley could lose power. Workers with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative say it's best to be prepared.

People have their batteries and water. One local family says all this weather could also mean issues for their horses.

At Red Front Supermarket, there are rows of batteries and flashlights. SVEC recommends calling in any power outages and staying away from downed power lines.

Patience Hamilton and her mom have some fun plans. However, they're also taking extra steps to make sure their animals are safe.

"Make sure they have water because sometimes the water freezes, so it's hard to get water to them. And we stock up on popcorn and movies and flashlights," said Hamilton.

At last check, there were about 1,300 power outages in Shenandoah County with SVEC.

For tips on how to prepare for outages, click here.


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