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Alexis Boone submitted this photo, taken in her backyard near Fauquier High School.

Update: By 12:30 Sunday afternoon, May 26, Dominion Energy was reporting 841 still without power. Rappahannock Electric was reporting only ten homes still without power.

For residents affected by the prolonged power outage, a cooling center has been opened at the Warrenton Fire Dept. at 167 W. Shirley Avenue in the basement. For those needing transportation call 540-422-8810 — at Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company. 

Update: By 10:15 p.m., the number of outages reported by Dominion Energy was down to 4,259.

According to the Dominion website, Fauqiuer took the hardest hit, compared to its other customers in Northern Virginia. Fairfax was reporting 544 outages and Stafford, 2,806.

Original story: As of 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 5,658 (out of 21,583) Dominion Energy  customers in Fauquier County were reporting power outages. A severe thunderstorm passed through the county about an hour and a half or more earlier. Outages were clustered mostly in and near Warrenton.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative customers in Warrenton and areas north and west reported outages, about 470 (out of 5,577) in Fauquier County. Southern Fauquier also reported some outages.

Northern Virginia Electric reported only a few outages in the county.

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