BATH COUNTY, Va.—The power is slowly coming back on in Bath County.
At one point, the entire county lost power.
County leaders say there is damage all across Bath County, the northern part was especially hit hard.
"It reminded me very similar to a hurricane. You didn't have damage in one spot. It was pretty much spread out," said Bath County Administrator Matt Walker.
Residents say it's been difficult not having air conditioning for several days.
"It's a little cool when you wake up still but boy as soon as that sun comes out that house is like an oven," said Bath County Resident Patricia Haynes.
Residents can cool off at several cooling stations throughout the county.
The largest is at Bath County High School.
The Red Cross is running a shelter there for people who need a meal and cool off.
Disaster Relief Virginia, a Baptist group, has set up a large mobile kitchen in the back of the high school.
Volunteers are preparing more than 3,000 meals for residents throughout the Alleghany Highlands.
The Red Cross has four mobile trucks delivering meals to those who can't make it out to the high school.
Residents who want to take a shower can take one at the county's two pools.
Residents say they are overwhelmed by the generosity.
"I can't say thanks enough. God Bless all the people getting the power restored and the people that provided the food for us," said Bath County Resident Katie Smith.
"Situations like this bring out the best in people, sometimes the worst, but the best in Bath County came out and we rose to the occasion," said County Administrator Matt Walker.