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Updated: 09/14/2017 08:30:03AM

‘A sense of normalcy’

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SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS

Wendy Hasty uses email to communicate with friends through public computers provided at the Port Charlotte Public Library. After Hurricane Irma, Hasty has electricity at her Deep Creek home, but the cable for internet service is out.

By GARY ROBERTS

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY — During Irma’s onslaught, Lois Ryan, 82, sought refuge at her son’s home in North Port, which never lost power. But when she returned to her Port Charlotte home on Tuesday, there was no electricity, nor immediate prospects, for keeping food cold, relaxing in air-conditioned comfort or taking hot showers.

“The date I’ve heard is Sept. 22,” she said of a possible timetable for power to be restored. “I don’t know what I’ll do.”

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