Families cope with power outage

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Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2014

Columbia County (WRDW)- "At about 9:30, 10 o'clock everything started popping, and busting, popping, and busting.," said John Moorhead.

Fallen power lines, snapped trees, all through out Creekview Acres,
one of the areas hit the worst.

"When you peak down the main streets you can see where there are trees down, down through the houses," said Moorhead.

Once the lights went out, the Moorheads hunkered down in the living room trying to stay safe and beat the cold.

"In the living room we could stay together in case the power went out, we could stay warmer easier, it was also more of a safe location incase somethng did fall and hit the house," said Moorhead.

Day two of no power for thousands of families across the CSRA.
Erika Blankenship is caring for 5 kids under her roof. She knew it was coming but no matter how prepared, she says the storm is still shocking.

"What the heck is this? The ice everywhere. Wow, it's just, I'm speechless," said Blankenship.

Families are using alternate means of cooking. Propane and grills to make whatever they can. No lights, no technology, and kids stuck at home. That means board games, playing outside, and a lot of family time.

"Basically what you do is you go old school," said Moorhead.

"Honestly im loving it because the kids arent soaked up in their technology games, and we talk, and read books, and hang out and we'll do the same thing tonight," said Blankenship.