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Newfoundland community hoping power will be restored

Nov. 22, 2013, Badger, N.L. - People in a central Newfoundland community who  have been without water and electricity for over 24 hours should start seeing power restored today after a winter storm with heavy  winds knocked down lines.

November 22, 2013
By The Canadian Press

The town of Badger declared a state of emergency Thursday after severe winter weather took out power and the town's water supply, which runs directly off pumps.

Newfoundland Power's Michele Coughlan says about 25 poles in the Badger area cracked off in the weather, adding that it will take days to replace them.

A generator has been brought in to provide some power and the Red Cross is supplying water, while the town is trying to help people who are cold or need to get to a hospital.

Badger Mayor Mike Patey says the town hall has been set up as a command centre to deal with any issues residents may be facing.

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Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro reported widespread outages as the storm lashed the central and northern regions of the province, with winds reaching 140 kilometres and hour in some areas.