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Downtown loft resident without heat, electricity

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Still about 200 customers are without power which includes some business buildings and buildings with loft apartments.

We met one woman, Kristi Eaton, who says it was more challenging than normal to get ready for work, Friday morning.

She had no heat or electricity waking up in the Security National building at 9th Street and Main Ave.

She noticed her neighbors charging cell phones in their cars and, like others, she left early for work to get somewhere warmer.

While the windows in her loft gain a lot of natural light through the day, Eaton knows it wasn't going to last very long.

"There's plenty of light here, but at night it gets dark. In the bathroom you can't see at all. I could keep myself busy doing other things like reading a book. But no light and the heat are pretty bad," Kristi Eaton said. "Going up the five flights of stairs. I've done it about ten times today and it gets old. There's not a lot of light so it can get dangerous."

Eaton said she's amazed by how many people can be affected directly, and indirectly, by a power outage in this area.

She is arranging plans to spend the night elsewhere until her power is restored.

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