The electricity is still out to hundreds of residents in Iowa’s second-largest city. Officials say the Sunday night storm that spun off at least three tornadoes in and around Cedar Rapids caused well over one-million dollars damage, and demolished two-dozen homes. While 35-thousand homes in the area were darkened by the storm, Alliant Energy says 500 customers still haven’t had power restored and at least 300 of them will have to have work done by an electrician before the lights can be switched on. Alliant says it’s put up 137 new electric poles, 12-thousand connectors and has gone through 45-thousand feet of conductor wire. That’s more wire than the utility usually uses in a three months and a year’s worth of connectors.
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