by: Jonathan McCall Updated:
WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. - Storms Wednesday left more than 1,000 people without power in Wagoner County for a few hours.
FOX23 talked to the owner of one local restaurant who said he was close to losing thousands of dollars’ worth of food.
The Fish Shack found itself packed Wednesday night, but it was another story just hours before.
“It was a nice cool day in July. Wish we had some power to go with it,” owner Bobby Singleton said.
Singleton found himself facing a big problem from Mother Nature.
“Right around 2 p.m. the power flickered on for a little bit, nothing big, and then all of a sudden the wind picked up and then about a minute later, bam, it went out,” Singleton said.
Close to 1,100 PSO customers were out of power after a tree fell on one of the lines.
“We iced everything down, we keep all our refrigerator doors shut. Anything that can spoil we already threw out,” Singleton said.
He said he began to prepare for a plan B in case the restaurant was left in the dark too long.
“I’ve got to scramble and get my delivery guys, call my trucks, call my suppliers and get emergency shipments in,” Singleton said.
Fortunately, the power was restored just before 4 p.m.