“We are working day and night to restore power to all the areas that have experienced outages.”
There's been a hurricane. It caused the electrical power system to go down in a lot of homes in your region. A representative from the electrical company is giving a press conference to talk about how they are going to fix it. He says this to reassure everyone.
We are working day and night to restore power to all the areas that have experienced outages.
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When people are working really hard on something, you can say that they're working "day and night". People usually describe work this way when someone is working to fix a big problem or meet an important deadline.
Use this formal phrase to talk about someone who is trying to fix a problem. For example:
Our engineers are working to find the cause of the problem.
I.T. is working to get our email servers back up and running as soon as possible.
"Restoring" something means returning it to working condition.
When a utility such as water, heat, electricity, or Internet breaks, technicians have to "restore" it. Here are some examples of how to use this expression in a sentence:
How long did it take them to restore heat?
I hope that they restore service soon!
You can call electricity that's used in a building "power". For example:
Hey! The power went out!
When electricity, Internet service, or other utility stops working in an area, you say that the area is "experiencing outages".
This is a formal phrase that you're likely to hear in a news report or read in a formal announcement from a company. For example:
Areas of Northern New Jersey are still experiencing power outages.
Customers who live south of Front Street may experience outages later this evening.