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I'm powerless. Anyone else?

#1 Post by Jenna » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:18 pm

Random ass out-of-nowhere storm knocked my power out Friday night. Not projected to be restored until Saturday night.

It's hot.

We've got it better than most. Managed to find a generator Sunday morning to keep the fridge running, charge phones, etc. Just hoping gas supply holds out.

Any of my pals in the same boat?
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#2 Post by Thermite Man » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:11 pm

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#3 Post by ryn » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:00 pm

Been there, done that. Is that all the storm did is take out power? Or are you having to deal flooding and trees down and all that fun stuff too? It sucks taking cold showers for a week.

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#4 Post by Quirk » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:07 pm

there are about a half million people without power here in Columbus.... I was lucky. Since so many are without power, I've been turning everything I own on, even when not home.

Just doing my part.

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#5 Post by Jenna » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:32 pm

From what I gather it was hurricane force winds without any of the standard warning. Trees and lines went down, and I guess several of the grid substations had major damage, so it's kind of a two-fold problem.

I'm lucky in that I live in a development with buried lines, but we're being affected by the substation problems.

It's so hot I actually haven't minded the cold showers yet.
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#6 Post by Quirk » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:39 pm

My employer happened to lose power Friday morning, before the storms. Battery backups failed to inform the generators that they were about to die, so the whole data center went down for about 5 hours.

Today, about an hour before I left, parts of the building lost power. Everyone's personal fans were confiscated and moved to the data center. Generators were already going full blast, just in case. The building got pretty warm, pretty quick so I bailed out early. Looks like they're still without power to most of the building.

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#7 Post by Jenna » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:48 pm

I live in/near the mountains now, and Friday night I just stood at my bedroom window watching the power go off and on up and down the mountain. (We lost it and regained it several times before it went out for good.)

We lived through several outages in NY... Particularly the big ice storm a few years back that knocked out our power and heat for several days. Now we finally broke down and bought the generator.
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#8 Post by Jenna » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:57 pm

Coming to you live from my powered home. Woohoo!

Feeling for the folks that are still without, though.
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#9 Post by kryptonite » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:23 pm

[quote=Quirk]there are about a half million people without power here in Columbus.... I was lucky. Since so many are without power, I've been turning everything I own on, even when not home.

Just doing my part.[/quote]

Not necessarily directed at you, but:


AEP (power company in most of Ohio) said for customers to turn their unnecessary stuff off yesterday afternoon, as their grid was heavily damaged from the storm.

We have an exhaust fan for the third floor which has been off a lot over the past two days. I figured that we could help them out and also turned the AC off for a few hours yesterday afternoon.

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#10 Post by Quirk » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:20 pm

Wait... You're in Columbus?

As for turning things off, we have been doing the same and have been just out of the house. I had to work from home the other day because there wasn't enough power at work for everyone to be there.

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