Garnerville residents cope without electricity, running water

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Garnerville residents are still without fresh drinking water several days after their town was hit by Tropical Storm Irene. The town, comprised mostly of low-income seniors and children, is in need of electricity and water, which is being donated by a local Shoprite store. "We have to live like we are in some poor country," one resident said. A transformer explosion cut off the town's power and well-pump that provides water pressure. Residents have compensated by carrying buckets and jugs to fill-up points, and one woman says she is running 14 extension cords from a neighbor's house to power her lights and TV. A spokesman for Orange and Rockland Utilities says he hopes all outages will be fixed by Friday at midnight.

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