Tuluksak, a village in western Alaska has been without power for four days due to a mechanical problem at the local power plant. Officials aren't sure when power will return, the mechanic has been working on it and has ordered parts, but it's not known when they'll arrive.

This isn't the first time the village has gone without electricity. KTUU reports that a lifelong resident says that last year power was out for three days and a previous outage had lasted "weeks", so there are some personal generators in the village, but with gasoline at $7 a gallon, they're not ideal. Though, they do allow for phones to be charged at the local school (which was in session for Veteran's Day) and for residents to update Facebook.