Power Outages Continue in Areas of Ector County 11/27/13
CBS 7 News
Residents Still Without Power With Thanksgiving Plans Ruined 11/27/13
Some families in the Pleasant Farms community are still without light or heat. One woman says her turkey is ruined.
"I guess we'll just boil the turkey and give it to the cats and dogs," says Barbara Elms about her spoiled fridge. She says they’re on day three of no power, and might have to stay at a motel for a third night.
Elms says her ruined baking plans aren't the only problems she's having without power. "I have these farm animals and have no water for them."
She's had to ship in water for her pigs, roosters, cats, and dogs. On top of that, her and others in the area worry about security while they're away from their homes.
"We're just frustrated. Oncor found a pole is down here […] we keep hearing conflicting stories about when our power will be back on!"
Sue Mercer with Oncor says they've brought in hundreds of workers from all over the state to work 16 hour shifts. She says public safety such as law enforcement and hospitals have been their first priority. Oncor says they're hoping to get power for all people in the area by tonight.