Power outages hit elderly hard

Some of the east Texans without power rely on electricity just to stay alive.

Don and Anne Bandy are a couple with special medical needs and they still don't have power.

Don is paralyzed from the waist down, and Anne has to plug in her oxygen tanks to survive.

The Bandys has been without power since Saturday, after a tree fell in their back yard, crushing their electrical lines.

"Me and my husband are on a fixed income and we're just almost broke because of this storm. We've had each other and we've had his Mom and that's what's been keeping us going," said Anne Bandy.

The Bandys say they hope to have power back by tonight.

LaKecia Shockley, reporting. lshockley@kltv.com