No power means no way to charge cell phones and with a lot of people who no longer have landlines, they have no lifeline to the world.

U.S. Cellular is providing free local or long distance phone calls and a place to charge your phone at the store at 6701 E. 41st. There's no charge to make a phone call or charge your cell this week. U.S. Cellular phone services will be available December 11th-16th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.