Dalton, Lackawanna County - The clock is ticking.
For the fourth straight day many communities, including Dalton in Lackawanna County, were without power on Thursday after Hurricane Sandy.
While some people are upset, others are just trying to keep their emotions in check.
"You look down the street or around the corner there are so many people that are worse off," William Roth of Dalton said. "Thank God for what you have. There's no reason to be angry or upset."
At the Dalton Country Store there is no power but that doesn't mean the shop is closed.
"We're hanging in there. We've got lights all over, candles all over. Somebody brings coffee for us so we're trying," Ann Pensack said.
Many customers are still stopping in for conversation. They're just trying to keep busy and pass the time.
"You sit outside at night and it's usually a quiet town but all you hear is the hum of generators," Henry Jellock of Dalton said.
Some essential services, like the borough post office, are now fully operations thanks to a generator.
"We're all taking it in stride. It's a freak nature storm like this that happens once every ten years so we're prepared for it," postmaster Tim Burke said.
At the Dalton Fire Company, hot meals were given out Thursday afternoon to people who have been without power.
Water is also available to people who need it.
Even the fire company itself is struggling with power issues.
"This generator right here is to charge the batteries in the trucks to keep our radios all charged. You don't realize how much power is involved in everything you do until you don't have it," president John Holbert said.