Virginia gal, you have to keep in mind, if the power company has the choice to dispatch crew to fix a line that will restore power to 100 customers versus dispatching crews to fix a line that will restore power to 10 people, they will go for the 100 customers every time. And there will likely be more seniors restored in that 100 than in the 10.
That's the reality of living in a rural area when a big storm knocks out power to a huge area. The cities, with a denser population and more accessible lines, will ALWAYS be worked on first. But that doesn't mean every city customer will be on before rural areas. There's a house on E High street in the city whose individual service line is still down despite the fact the crew have moved out to the county.