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UPDATE: Boil water notice lifted for Winona

WINONA, TX (KLTV) - The boil water notice has been lifted for the City of Winona.

The notice was issued after Tuesday night's storm knocked out power at the cities pump for close to 17 hours.

Without power, the pumps that feed water to the tower stopped working, which caused pressure to drop.

The city manager said that the water issue was divided. Everyone east of Starnes Street kept their water pressure, but everyone west of Starnes had little or none.

The water pressure came back shortly after the power came back on around one Wednesday afternoon.

The effects of the power outage were seen at a local restaurant, "The Back Porch."

Toni Scott's family owns the restaurant. She said it is usually open at six in the morning and is swarming with customers by lunch time.

On Wednesday, the restaurant was forced to stay closed until two in the afternoon, costing them hundreds of dollars in business.

Scott says that they spent the day trying to clean up inches of rain water that had rushed into the restaurant the night before.

Winona is now in the process of installing a generator for its water system, to ensure that the city will be protected next time a black out occurs.

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