As some of us return to normalcy, others are still in the dark. Patience wanes for those still without power.
Tuesday is day five and many people in KOTA Territory are still living in the dark.
It's not just the inconvenience of no lights that has some frustrated, it's the lack of answers.
"They said it could be five days, or whenever you have power," says Mrs. Cramer who lives north of Box Elder.
Not the news you want to hear after already being without electricity for five days.
"We are not on, none of us here are on," she says.
She lives north of Box Elder on Antelope Flatts Drive by Ellseworth Airforce Base. Were many of the northern rural areas are still dark.
"You know at this point we're furious, we're hurt; we want to cry. We kind of feel like life has gone on for everyone else but they have forgot us," says Cramer.
She says in addition to not having power no one has come to see if they are alright, giving them a sense of abandonment.
"We haven't seen or heard from anybody in all this time, telling us anything. There's 30 to 40 families out here just in my area who have had no help," she says.
Cramer says they have been able to help and provide what they can for their neighbors.
"We are one of the lucky ones out here we have a generator," she says.
Abling them to intermittently run heat and lights, and cook with an electric skillet. But supplies are running low, patience thin, and for some, it's becoming a matter of health.
"I have seizures, one woman needs oxygen. You go and it's horrible to stay," she says.
West River Electric, which supplies cramer and her neighbors posted on facebook that crews are working in the Box Elder area, as well as Highway 14/16.
West River Electric says there are 16,000 meters serving members in Pennington, Meade, Haakon, Ziebach, Jackson and Shannon Counties, all still without power.