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Some Henderson County residents have no electricity or water

People who live on Beechwood Lakes Drive near Windjammer Way are on well water, so, when they don't have power, they don't have water either. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

With the lingering power problems caused by Irma, many in Western North Carolina are facing another night in the dark.

People who live on Beechwood Lakes Drive near Windjammer Way are on well water, so, when they don't have power, they don't have water either.

Bob Drake, who lives on Beechwood Lakes Drive remembers when he lost power Monday night.

"The wind increased and started getting stronger, then, as the rain increased, we started hearing trees breaking and falling," Drake said.

A large tree fell on the line near Drake's home. Since then, he and his neighbors have been without electricity and water.

"Since everyone here is on well water, you don't get to flush too many times. So, it's like primitive camping," he said.

Duke Energy spokesperson Danielle Peoples said about 2,000 homes in Henderson County were without power Wednesday morning. By midday, that number was down to 1,400. The number had dropped to about 750 by 5:30 p.m.

"We are at a place now where we are looking at a lot of the smaller outages," Peoples said. "A lot of them are in harder to get areas. But we are working to get to all of those folks today here in Henderson County."

Drake said he appreciates the power crews working around the clock in his neighborhood.

"I'm inconvenienced, but they've got to be suffering from sleep deprivation," he said.

Peoples said many of the Duke Energy linemen are packed and ready to go to Florida as soon as power is restored in Henderson County.

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