(UPDATE: At 3:30 p.m. today the total number of homes without power in Floyd County stood at 1,231 or 13.9 percent of the 8,878 homes. AEP is now hedging on its earlier estimate that power will be restored to all homes by midnight Sunday.)
More than 20 percent of Floyd County homes remain without power this morning as Appalachian Electric Power (AEP) failed to meet its promise to restore electricity to all county homes by Saturday night.
AEP’s outage chart on its web site showed 1,899 homes powerless at 6 a.m. Most homes went dark early Christmas Day. That 21.4 percent of the county’s homes.
Company spokesman John Shepelwhich said Saturday power would be back on by last night. He cited “good weather” as a helpful factor in getting downed trees off electric lines.
But the company failed to meet its self-imposed deadline. Power is still out to more than half the 3,400 homes that lost it on Christmas Day.