BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- Pepco is working on the last several hundred people left in the dark because of last Friday's storm.

8 days after the storm there were roughly 300 customers without power. But because of record heat, Pepco's numbers have been fluctuating to more than 1500 outages.

Some people have gotten their power, only for it to go out again. That's what happened in one Bethesda neighborhood in the 1300 block of Pyle Road.

A huge tree brought down power lines causing the five day blackout. But onSaturday, the transformer blew.

Gareth Conway says he just went to the grocery store to stock up his refrigerator when the lights went out.

"my wife just said, it's like we're living in a third world country. It's not that bad but you know.

Austin Hseih waited 8 days for Pepco crews to visit his home in Potomac.
"this is a world class joke. I just don't understand why we don't have power until now. I've traveled to 60 countries as a sales person I've never heard of this."

And if it hadn't been for his wife, Vivian, flagging Pepco down, they might still be in the dark and the heat.

All of his neighbors had power since Monday night. And it turns out, they were told it was a loose wire. 9news was there when the crews took 15 minutes to fix a problem that left the Hsieh family in the dark.

Pepco says it's a multi-layer process and the last to get power are usually the ones that are single outages.

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