POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Power outages were widespread last evening into today. Monroe County had hundreds of residents still dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.
People we spoke with say the storm yesterday was not as bad as residents thought. Power outages, they can deal with that.
In Jackson Township, crews were working on downed power lines on Wenton Lane after the storm left hundreds of homes without power.
“9:30 last evening. And uh we’re still without but you know. We shall survive,” said Robert Kosko from Jackson Township.
Just up the road, Robert is surviving without a generator. He’s killing time—waiting for the power to be restored—by clearing his lawn from fallen tree limbs.
“I’m going to pick up the large ones and then when I cut the lawn I will probably grind up what’s left,” said Kosko.
In Pocono Township, Kenneth Fattorosso’s generator has been running all night, keeping his refrigerator cool and his freezer frozen.
“It’s also connected right now to the house and its been going since 9:30 last night on the same gas. It will do the essentials pretty much anything you will need for the house,” said Fattorosso.
PPL Electric Utilities worked on a power line across from Kenneth’s house.
Cody: “Did you think you would lose power with this storm?”
Kenneth: “Yeah we were prepared. I mean we have the extra water going. They say fill up the tub, fill up the buckets and whatever to be able to flush toilets.”
At this hour, more than 100 homes are still without power. To check PPL Electric Utilities’ outage map, Click Here.