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1 million without power now from severe thunderstorms today!!!! NOT GOOD

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posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 07:07 AM

Originally posted by Lannister
No power in the summer is much better than no power in the winter. Atleast you still have cold water to cool yourself down. Winter there's no heat unless you build a fire. Humanity has survived in the heat for thousands of years with no AC. The cold has always been a death sentence.
edit on 30-6-2012 by Lannister because: (no reason given)

Reminds me an incident a couple weeks ago when the control board in our furnace went wonky and as a result we had no A/C. This happened at around 11pm and when I could not fix it right away, my wife wanted to call in our HVAC person right then. I was a astounded, I told her to open a window.

I was able to troubleshoot the board and fix it myself the next mourning.

The only difference of concern I can think of between now and back when A/C was not common is that the elderly tended to live with relatives back then. Now with many more elderly living alone, heat becomes more of a concern.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 07:22 AM
The storm rolled through my neck of Virginia about 930 to 10pm last night, without sticking an anemometer out there I would guess that winds were every bit of 65mph with gusts well up to 75. The cloud to ground strikes were nearly constant however we managed to keep power for the most part aside from a few flickers. Damage this morning wasn't so hateful, some downed limbs up to maybe an inch and a half thick and the grill was tossed around like a toy.

The above came down maybe 10 ft from my car

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 08:16 AM
In case nobody has been paying any attention to what has been said about what is to come, this weather we have been experiencing AROUND THE WHOLE PLANET should not really be a surprise. And those of you that havent prepared yourselves for things like power outages and or getting food, water storage should give yourselves a knock in the head. These weather related issues are going to become the norm and you all should be planning accordingly. Especially since you are all members of a website that gives you ample information about events that have been unfolding. It is time to wake up and understand and realize we are witnessing a slow moving train wreak of the earths climate. just how many warning signs will it take?

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 08:16 AM

Originally posted by CX
I still think one of the best gifts you can give a neighbour or a loved one that doesn't live with you is a power cut kit.

I've done this for my girlfriend and her daughters who live up country from me. Big plastic container containing...

Candles, the big church ones if possible.
Torch x 2 with spare batteries.
Choccy bars/sweets
Pack of cigs
A guide to action and list of emergency numbers for thier area.
An old plug in phone.....the cordless ones won't work in a power cut, you can find them in any thrift store these days.

I thought you were going to say to get a Generator.... I guess candy and smokes are a better idea than power for your fridge.

And, the only thing candles do is start fires. It's the 21st century, forget burning stuff to make light.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 08:38 AM
reply to post by usaman1983

At least you get rain in the summer. Down here we don't see rain for 2.5-3 months during summer. People start grassfires all the time on the interstate throwing cigarette butts out their windows. One of these days someone is going to get their home burned down because of a douchenozzle wants to launch his cigarette butt out the window instead of using the ashtray the way it's meant for.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 09:01 AM
Methinks Massive HIGH PRESSURE BUBBLE was made by HAARP to push Deb out of the GOM. We're just catching hell over the results of that push. More to come if this hurricane season is as bad as they say it will be.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 09:20 AM
I posted this on another thread about the storm before i saw this one from last night. I work for I&m, ohio power, apco. Some estimated times in Ky are set for 7/6 0_o. Outage map for people that are interested.

outage map as of 6/30

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 09:22 AM
reply to post by Yule C Mann

I do feel for everyone facing the high temps without fans or a/c.
If power is off in DC, does this mean that many of our OS shills will be offline today?

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 09:24 AM
I read it was over 3.5 million. And its cool rainy yet again here in the North West, I guess Seattle is like us then, similar climate year round.

But I find it very suspicious the power goes out too, so they can't cool down, and suspect that this was done intentionally by the black ops.

We need to adapt to the climate changes, need to use the Sine technology to clean the waters and earth, and also, world wide electrical grids with only clean energy, wind, solar, wave/tide, geothermal, and bring out the Tesla coils as well, bring out the real technology. Even salt water creates electricity.

For the ones affected, be loud and start to demand clean energy with back ups for storms, but every household should be off grid as well, and not with industry expensives panels, but smart, recycled energy.

Don't just accept, oh a storm did that. Pin the blame on those who know the problems and don't bring out the solutions, that already exist and don't work at freeing people from the grid, from dependence on them.

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posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 09:29 AM
Friends of ours down at Walhonding campground had their 30 ft travel trailer overturned by 90mph winds Friday evening. Waiting for pictures.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 09:30 AM
Glad to see this posted and thanks to the OP.
The wife and myself watched this puppy late yesterday and into the evening on the radar here.
We both said that it was on weird looking storm and very angry red with lots of purple in it.
In the afternoon it looked like we would be in the direct path of it but lucky for us here in Southern Ontario it started dipping down and went below us here.

It was shaped just like a boomerang and was quite large for a storm system.
Glad it missed us here but sorry to all you folks below us that got smacked by this bad boy.

We did not see anything in the news this morning here on the internet, but I can tell you all in great detail about Tom Cruise and his divorce......Front page news that was and still is....
Pathetic, over a million people without power in a heat wave and not a peep.
Regards, Iwinder

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 09:30 AM
no well pumps, sump pumps and AC is a drag, but at least it's not winter

hope they get it restored quickly !

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 09:41 AM
Between Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio...

I live on a hilltop that is the highest point in our town and we got hit hard by the storm. The winds (85mph) hit at 5:00pm on the dot, the power went out, the temperature went from 105 degrees to 70 in about 5 minutes. Then the rain hit. Lots of damage in our little town.

A tree that was about 6 foot round came up by the roots next door and missed their house by 2 foot. But the other house next door to us wasn't so lucky. A tree of the same size as I said before, came down on top of their house and destroyed it. I went to check on them and made sure no one was hurt or killed and thank the gods no one was home. I just had trimmed the trees in our yard so we got off lucky.

Crazy, just crazy.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 09:55 AM
The hubs just left on an emergency tree job at the Egg Harbor School. They think a tornado went through the school. Atlantic county is under a state of emergency. They got hit hard...bad news, more storms tonight....the lightning & thunder last night, WOW! I didn't think it was going to ever end. I feel bad for those that have no power, and heavily damaged areas....good luck tonight to any in the storm zone again!

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 10:09 AM
reply to post by Unity_99

What I find strange is, if we get another storm tonight, that's 3 major, damaging storms, 3 nights in a row, that hit us right after midnight...3 nights in a row??? Can't remember the last time this has happened here in SJ. And they seem so damaging! I gotta say it again, the lightning & thunder were incredible!!!

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 11:04 AM
1 Million?

Let's hope there aren't too many people depending on power just to stay alive (think medical equipment).

One would expect a country like the USA to have their electrical infrastructure mostly under ground by now in order to reduce the risk of exactly these kind of things happening?

Like when living in a hurricane prone zone in buildings mostly made of wood and being surprised when entire towns get leveled when one passes over...

Where's the common sense?

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by AlomaRa

Yes, the winds ahead of this system were fierce. I thought it was a tornado last night. I was just about to go to sleep when a branch from a pine tree fell and hit the garage roof. No damage but very loud.

We've lived without power before. We lost power during hurricanes and went for a week without during the summer. Its not fun but its sure do able. If people needed air conditioning to live our ancestors never would have made it.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 11:28 AM

Originally posted by Brad-H
LOL how terribly tragic.
the entire NATION that I live with runs on only a few hours of power a day...its a part of our daily lives, and we all live with it.
You think you know what the word 'suffering' means...its very different to the first-world ideology.

Not everyone is as ignorant to what it's like to live in different circumstances. When I lived in Florida, a hurricane came through one year that wiped out all power for 2 weeks during one of the hottest times of summer. The water lines were all poisoned for almost a week, and downed power lines meant going outside held the risk of electrocution while roof tiles held the risk of piercing your foot with a rusty nail. Trees blocked most roads for days, etc. The only positive was that there was access to dry ice, which helped to keep the meat in the freezer good for longer.

I'm not saying I've suffered like non-first-world countries, but it's not always been flowers and easy living here either.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 11:30 AM
I had a dream last night about power outage. And before the Colorado fire, I had a dream about fire on a mountain.

posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 11:30 AM
reply to post by Romekje

The problem with burying power lines is that they can still be impacted by things like retarded construction workers and earthquakes plus then it makes expansion and upgrade efforts of the lines problematic as you have to dig it all up, as opposed to just running a bucket truck along the power lines to do the work.

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