POTTER COUNTY – Thousands of area residents remain without power following severe thunderstorms and a possible tornado, which impacted the region yesterday, downing trees across Potter County.
Charles Cole Memorial Hospital is open and fully functioning on generator power. County offices are partially open today.
Energy company representatives have been reluctant to provide a power restoration time.
Currently, fuel is only available at the former Grubb-N-Stuff in Sweden Valley and the gas station in Austin. Most of Coudersport remains crippled, but Jubilee and Costa’s food markets are open and have power.
Sheetz and McDonalds have brought in portable refrigerators for their stock. McDonalds is closed, but Sheetz is open on a limited basis.
The Potter County Department of Emergency Services estimates over 4,900 homes and businesses remain without power. Ulysses residents appear to have power and access to internet.
CoudyNews will continue to provide updated information as possible.