Families trying to salvage belongings from home after Hurrican Hermine

Posted at 11:31 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 23:31:05-04

More than 6,000 people do not have power because of Hurricane Hermine.

Mike and Louise Bury live in Crystal River. They lost power at 1:30 Friday morning. They're using candles and flashlights until their power is restored.

Hurricane Hermine created a 7 foot surge. It pushed water onto North Ozello Trail and into some homes in that area.

The Bury's have a generator, but the hurricane destroyed it.

"It got froze up with the saltwater even though I had it elevated probably 2 feet off the concrete," Mike Bury said.

The Bury's believe they have enough food, water, and supplies to get by until their electricity is turned on. They are trying to preserve the temperatures of their refrigerators and freezers. They hope they can save as much as possible.

"As soon as the power comes on. I'll open it up and see how my food is. I may be cooking at 2 a.m. in the morning," Louise Bury said.

Crews continue to restore people's power. As of 10:15 p.m. Duke Energy has 3,657 power outages and Withlacoochee River Cooperative has 2,703.