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Power for MLGW customers won't be fully restored until Sunday

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For others it won't be an easy night or weekend in Shelby County as MLGW announced that they don't expect to have power restored fully until around midnight Sunday. For others it won't be an easy night or weekend in Shelby County as MLGW announced that they don't expect to have power restored fully until around midnight Sunday.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - MLGW crews are working hard in Shelby County to get power restored to thousands of residents and businesses.

Don McDonald says his power was out when he got home from work Thursday. He was out of power for nearly 24 hours. Storms blew through the area Thursday knocking out power to McDonald's whole side of the block, but one side of the street had power.

"I was here when hurricane Elvis hit and half the town was out, and that took like two or three weeks for it to come back on. So I knew this was nothing if it was just [9,000] or 20,000 people, I knew they'd get it back [Friday]," said McDonald.

For others it will not be an easy night or weekend in Shelby County as MLGW announced that they do not expect to have power restored fully until around midnight Sunday.

More than 3,000 customers could be in the dark for days.

With more storms expected this weekend, MLGW recommends you have an emergency kit just in case your electric, gas, or water service is interrupted.

For information about your outage, or if you have an outage to report, call 901-544-6500. You can view the MLGW outage map here: http://www.mlgw.com/residential/outagemap.

If you still have power, now is a good time to make sure your phone and tablets are charged in case you do lose power.

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