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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va (WVVA)-- Friday morning, 600 people in White Sulphur Springs and its surrounding area were without power.

Greenbrier County's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management director Al Whitaker said the outages were expected to be fixed by 3 PM Friday.

WVVA spoke with Tex Vance, whose power was out when we met with him.  He said he has a way to get by, but it comes at a price

"Well we're getting through with a generator, but it gets expensive. It only runs eight hours on a tank, which is five gallons, so you do the math," he said.

Charles Clendenin, who also lives in White Sulphur Springs, said when the storm hit he drove over to pick up his family and bring them to his house where they could stay warm.

"If the power goes out on them, it [won't be] good for the children," he said. One of his grandchildren is 3, and another is 1 year old. "Without heat and everything, anything can happen," said Clendenin.

Whitaker said power was restored by the end of the evening in most areas.

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