Damage Aid Giveaway

Willie McVay from the Kinterbish community was one of the recipients.

"I just had bought $200 worth of groceries before the storm came and I had to throw half of it out the back door. It's a hurting thing but thank the Lord this came in."

Meanwhile, emergency management officials in Sumter County say it's still unknown exactly when power will be restored to all affected by the storm.

"I think workers were just sent to south Alabama and there are few crews left for here. I haven't talked with the businesses, but that's my estimation because everything that was hit hardest was in the south end of the state," says Sumter County Emergency Management Director Margaret Bishop.

While some residents’ power is expected to be restored within the next day or so, Bishop says it could be Friday or longer before others have service.