Power Loss Causes Inconvenience for Pittsylvania County Family

Videojournalist: Alana Austin

Pittsylvania Co., VA -- More than 85,000 people in Virginia are still without power because of the storms.

One family in Keeling lost power Thursday night around 9:30, and it was still out Friday afternoon. Blair Whittle and her kids stayed with relatives in Danville that had power. After many calls to the power company, she says she never got an estimate for when it would return.
Her biggest concern was safety, and with two small children and no running water, she had to get out of the house.
"When you're running on a well, you don't have any water, and you've got babies that are's hard, you know. You can't wash dishes and wash little faces. We were very fortunate to have a place to come," Whittle said.
Power crews say they got a late start to fixing the outages because most happened in the dark. They say they had to wait for daylight to see where the problems were.