- Sep 17, 2008
I'm glad that power is starting to get restored up there!
You are close to me, but I think we are in different states, so we would have different governors. I've been cut off from the news so I have no idea if our governor called out the National Guard, but I doubt it. I have a friend who works for AAA and he usually keeps me apprised of emergency conditions. (My house phone works and he and I talk pretty much every day. Yesterday we spoke twice.)
@YadaYadaYada with live power lines across your yard doesn’t that constitute an emergency? Should the electric company send someone to get that off your property?No power here still. DH is part of the restoration and says it could be over a week before it comes back. He leaves at 5am and gets back around 11pm so the crews are really doing all they can. The problem for some of us is that electric companies care about their outage number and lowering it as quickly as possible. That means if you aren't on a circuit that is connected to a lot of other houses or businesses, you will be waiting a while.
Somebody drove through the police tape around the lines that were in the road last night. I'm not surprised with how fast people drive down the street!
We've been going to our neighbor's house since the power lines are still across my front yard, too dangerous to send the kids out to play. I brought all our food over there before it spoiled since we are all eating together.
OMG, yada, what a mess.@missy you would think, it has been called in but there are so many people that have trees across their streets, power lines hanging in the street etc that they just can't get to everyone.
We are assuming they are live and treating them as such but we are out of the house from 10am until 8pm reducing the risk as much as we can. Our utility, Eversource still has 41% of customers out.
The unfortunate part is that this is going to be a terrible hurricane season. 2020 is the year that just keeps on giving. I think a lot of people will just skip 2020 and go straight to 2021...lolWe were lucky here, it made landfall about 2 hours from us this time in Ocean Isle, NC. It's pretty bad there. We could not have withstood another strike like 2 years ago (Florence).
I am glad you got your power back relatively quickly @YadaYadaYada. I just heard that Connecticut has the most number of people still without power (around 300K or so), NJ next at 250K and the 5 Boroughs of NYC at about 50K and then Upstate NY at tens of thousands. What a sh** show. I mean in this day and age to keep people without power for so long. Elderly people, sick people, people who rely on power. Some won't get it back til Tuesday night. That is a full 7 days from when they lost it.@AGBF, I am really hoping you get turned back on soon. I believe you are in Eversource territory, at first they said Sunday and now they are hoping to get 99% of customers restored by Tuesday.
UI has much fewer customers out, they anticipated the scope of this storm more more accurately than Eversource, Eversource was ill-prepared, did not have enough crews on stand-by and of course it's the customers who suffer.
From your mouth to you know who's ears...please let's all just skip the rest of 2020 and magically be transported to a peaceful and healthy 2021 for all.The unfortunate part is that this is going to be a terrible hurricane season. 2020 is the year that just keeps on giving. I think a lot of people will just skip 2020 and go straight to 2021...lol
Agreed, generator power can only go so far, which is why I had to get one big enough that I could pick and choose what to turn on and off. Mine is big enough to (thankfully) run a washer but I have to turn off everything but the AC and the refrigerator to have the juice to do it.Still no power here. The generator is great but I seriously miss my washer and dryer. I don't mind hand washing lingerie, but I am not about to hand wash towels and sheets, nor blue jeans. I have not investigated whether there is a laundromat open near me because I only knew of one and with all the power outages here I figure that either it has no power or it is mobbed with other people like me who have no power. Supposedly everyone will have power back by Tuesday night.
Oh My goodness, that is awful!! Unbelievable.. We were in your neck of the woods today and I was surprised to hear the generators still. We saw many out of state power trucks. Dust for restoration!!I just got an automated phone message saying that based on new information my power should be restored no later than 6 PM on August 11. It is Saturday the 8 now, so that makes it Tuesday night....We'll see.n