BUFFALO, MO. — Shoppers used flashlights to find supplies Tuesday in the few places open in this town of 2,800 as the death toll from a winter storm hit 51 in nine states.
Three shelters in Buffalo -- about 35 miles north of Springfield -- housed nearly one-tenth of the population, and officials said power might not be restored until next week.
"There are no services," Buffalo Mayor Jerry Hardesty said. "I've talked to residents who have lived here 50 years and nobody can remember it ever being this bad."
About 450,000 homes and businesses in several states were still without electricity Tuesday after a storm that brought ice, snow, flooding and high winds from Texas to Maine.