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Fallen limbs caused thousands of outages Friday as Austin Energy continues to clean up power lines damaged by the storm. (Austin Energy/Twitter)

Just under 2,000 Austin residents are still without power as Austin Energy continues to fix outages after Friday's storm, and some power may not be restored until Monday.

Austin Energy said that tree trimming is continuing as fallen limbs and other storm damages caused 30,000 residents to be without power at its peak on Friday evening.

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Austin Energy crews responded to hundreds of outages on Saturday after a severe thunderstorm hit Hill Country Friday. (Austonia staff)

More than 7,000 Austin Energy customers were still without power early Saturday evening, after a severe thunderstorm hit Austin Friday evening, and some may not see it restored until Sunday.

The storm, which brought 67-miles-per-hour winds and isolated flooding at some low water crossings, left more than 30,000 customers without power at the peak. Although many of those outages have been addressed, the remainder may leave some in the dark for more than 24 hours.

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ERCOT control room in 2012.

Five non-Texan members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, including the chairman and vice chairman, will resign Wednesday after the state's power grid failure left millions without electricity for days during Winter Storm Uri.

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(Lisa Buenaventura Rice)

Lisa Buenaventura Rice, a member of a South Austin Buy Nothing Facebook group, set up a charging station outside her home last week for neighbors without power.

Like most of the residents in her East Austin neighborhood, Charlotte Colis lost power and cell service last week as a result of a historic winter storm. When she arrived at her dad's place on Tuesday evening, she had access to both for the first time in two days and used it to check Facebook, where she found a flood of activity.

Colis is a co-administrator of the private Buy Nothing East Riverside-Oltorf/Montopolis group, one of 60 hyperlocal groups active in the Austin area. She quickly began responding to dozens of requests from Facebook users who wanted to join and reading posts from existing members, who had offered hot showers, phone charging, rides and food to people in need. "It was absolutely one of the best, most heartwarming things I've ever seen," she told Austonia.

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