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(KCEN) -- A storm that rolled through Central Texas on Monday left thousands of people without power. Meadow Mountain Drive in Hewitt went dark around 9:30 a.m. Ginger Swearengin says she lost power while she was getting ready for the day. "I could not blow dry my hair," Swearengin said. It  wasn't long before she realized she'd be stuck inside the house for awhile. "I was gonna go to the library and I couldn't get my garage door open of course."

400 Waco residents lost electricity during the height of the storm, but Killeen was hit even harder, leaving 4,000 people in the dark. Oncor Area Manager Karl Green says they were prepared. "We anticipated, just knowing the radar that there were some storms tracking," Green said. "...So we had everybody ready."

While the morning was hectic for crews, Green says it's been a relatively easy storm season for Central Texas. "We've been pretty fortunate," Green said. "We've had a few in our area...but we've been really fortunate this spring that it's been really quiet." For an updated look at outages in the area, visit the Oncor Storm Center.

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