North Dakota Power Outages DownThe power outages in the Dakotas caused by storms late last month are now down to only a few hundred rural electric customers.
By: Asssociated Press, WDAZ
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The power outages in the Dakotas caused by
storms late last month are now down to only a few hundred rural
Utility officials estimate about 250 households without power in
South Dakota and about 65 still in the dark in North Dakota. At the
peak of the outages, more than 20,000 people in the two states were
South Dakota Rural Electric Association spokeswoman Brenda
Kleinjan says damage in that state has topped $10 million. North
Dakota Gov. John Hoeven says the Federal Emergency Management
Agency has agreed to begin damage assessments in that state.
Both Dakotas are seeking presidential disaster declarations to
clear the way for federal aid.