MLGW working to restore power after weekend storm

by: Joshua Tucker Updated:

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - After being left in the heat for more than 26 hours Monday, one Memphis man is fed up with not having electricity. 

Bernard Yankee lives near the corner of Harville Street and Dunn Avenue. 

It's safe to say he is no stranger to Memphis weather.

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The Memorial Day storm left him without power for an entire week. Now, Sunday's storm has him back in hot seat, literally. 

He is doing all he can to stay cool. 

"We are using a generator," Yankee said.

Yankee is one of the 42,000 who lost power during the peak of the weather event. 

From Collierville to Cooper-Young, most of the Memphis area was affected in some way.

Yankee understands MLGW has their hands full with near back-to-back severe weather events, however, he wants them to be a little more proactive. 

"I think that you had the trucks coming around. Maybe they could cut the trees away from the lines. That way when it rains, it wont knock them down," Yankee said.

MLGW checks location every three years for limbs too close to the wires.