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Family gets power back after 26 days without

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The Kappus family finally got power back Saturday. The Kappus family finally got power back Saturday.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

The Kappus family who had been without power for 24 days following the November 17th record windstorm finally got power back on Saturday morning and they say they are extremely grateful. 

"When we flipped on those breakers I could hear everybody inside screaming 'yahoo'', says Georgia Kappus. She says Vera Water and Power was at the house around 8:30 in the morning and by 10 am they had power restored.  Kappus says the hardest part about going more than three weeks without was that it was so cold. 

"It got down to 15 degrees at one point.  You could literally see your breath in here," says Kappus. 

Admittedly she tells KHQ when power was first restored, it was a little strange

"It was funny because everybody was still walking around with flashlights and I went to light my candle in my room and I went wait, I don't have to do that anymore." 

"I told the kids if we ever have to become survivalists, I think we got it covered," says Kappus.   

She says what was most amazing is that she got a call from the people who fixed everything saying there would be no charge and Merry Christmas.  Kappus says that's the best Christmas present she and her family could've asked for.  

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