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50 PROVOANS STILL LACK POWER AFTER MICROBURST

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About 50 people remained without power Friday morning from the storm that swept through Utah County Tuesday afternoon.

Many of the homes that remain without power will need an electrician to do more extensive repair on meter boxes, energy officials said.New estimates also place the number of damaged and downed trees in the microburst between 3,000 and 5,000.

All city parks reopened Friday, but the cemetery will remain closed until all downed trees are removed.

The Provo Parks and Recreation Department is accepting donations for the "Provo Foundation." Donated funds will be used for tree replacement. Those wishing to donate may call the department at 379-6600.

Meanwhile, the Utah State University extension office said some uprooted trees can be replanted and survive.

If the uprooted tree is less than 5 years old and its diameter is less than 8 inches, it has a good chance of survival if proper measures are taken, although some branches might die.