Randolph County Update: Pocahontas Better, Much of Rural Still Powerless - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

by Stan Morris

Randolph County Update: Pocahontas Better, Much of Rural Still Powerless

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Mayor Gary Crocker says Pocahontas is slowly coming back to life, but for rural Randolph County, the wait will be longer.

Region 8 News spoke with Crocker Sunday and he says he estimates the day began with Pocahontas at about 60% having power, but hoped to finish the day at 75% up.

"Entergy and Clay County Electric (Cooperative) both are all over the place up here," says Mayor Crocker.

But the executive of Pocahontas believes more rural areas will take longer to get restored. However, Crocker says teams are working tirelessly and asks residents to be patient.

Meanwhile, the city hall in downtown Pocahontas is open as a shelter for those who need.

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