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A Look Back At Superstorm Sandy in Preston County
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on October 29, 2013 @ 7:06PM
Created on October 29, 2013 @ 6:32PM

Rain, wind, thunder, lightning, and a lot of snow. If you were anywhere near Preston County a year ago, that's what you were dealing with. This Superstorm was changing minute by minute, and no one knew what to expect next.

"Trees down everywhere obviously, power lines were down. There were a lot of generators needed, there was a severe shortage of generators." said Michelle Barlow

A lot of people 5 News spoke with on Tuesday said they were never expecting that severe of weather, and they also didn't think they would still be feeling the impacts one year later.

"We had to get some heat because we had fuel heat, and without electric there's no fan running on your fuel so we ended up running propane heaters." said Barry Livengood

97 percent of the county was without power for up to two days, but some residents went without for more than two weeks.

"We use to have a facial room, and there was a sink, and a table and coat hangers and stuff so people people could come in and get themselves clean. They'd come out, I'd shampoo and blow dry their hair for free, but it was a necessity. Oddly enough this salon had power. So it was very nice to give back to the community in that way." said Alice Sisler

It was a thick wet snow that not only tore down trees and power lines, but  the storm made it almost impossible to travel or get necessary supplies to those who desperately needed them.

In the days and weeks following the storm resident said they saw the community come together to repair their home. Luckily for us, there's no Superstorm in this year's Halloween forecast.


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