It's been one heck of a week here in Eastern Iowa. Four days after the storm and most of us are still without power. I'm one of those people, and I really miss my air conditioning right about now.

According to CBS2, 70% of homes in Linn County are still without power. Alliant is telling customers it could be 5-7 days until the city is fully restored. That means it could be a long, hot weekend for a lot of us.

The story noted over 1,200 miles of power lines were damaged in the storm. Crews have been working around the clock trying to get the lines repaired. Let's hope things can start getting back to normal here in the next few days.

It's been a very warm week, and that's not helping. For me, falling asleep isn't easy when it's 85 degrees in your home. My street is still a huge mess and I'm not expecting power anytime soon.

Let's just hope folks with medical conditions are surviving this awful situation. If you know an elderly family member, neighbor or friend, reach out and see if they need anything.

Alliant is warning people that there are still downed power lines in the area. These lines could be very dangerous and it's best to stay clear.

To read the full story from CBS2, you can visit this link.

My fingers are crossed we can all get the lights back on sooner than later.

Stay safe, folks.

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