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Originally posted by Romekje
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?
Originally posted by Helig
reply to post by Romekje
The problem with burying power lines is that they can still be impacted by things like retarded construction workers
Con Edison and its workers are in the middle of contract negotiations, with the current contract for Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America expiring at midnight Saturday.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Stay safe, keep a cool head and treat everyone as brothers and sisters.
The water nightmare is continuing on Saturday for hundreds of thousands of people near the Jersey Shore, as three broken water mains in Monmouth County knocked out service on Friday night.
Even when they are plastered head to toe in fecal matter they still won't believe it anyway because the giant talking heads on tv will tell them everything is fine... and they'll bleat... and go back to their couch and wait for the next season of American Idol to start...
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
no well pumps, sump pumps and AC is a drag, but at least it's not winter
hope they get it restored quickly !
Originally posted by Skript420
A good portion of my city is without power, estimates at 40,000 out of 100,000. My family woke up this morning to a fallen tree blocking our driveway. My work was closed for the day due to no power and most businesses are closed also. At around 3 P.M. we tried to go get gas for our vehicle and out of the few gas stations open, they were all out of unleaded.
It was 100 Degrees today here, but felt even hotter. My grandparents have no power, and my grandpa was outside for only a few minutes and almost passed out. The news is now saying the residents could be without power until July 7th. With Roanoke being one of the biggest crime cities in Virginia (it was number 1 in the early 2000's) things could turn ugly here. I'm just thankful my family has power and my grandparents have a place to come to if things don't get back to normal soon. There are also numerous "cooling stations" opened in town for citizens to go to for a place to relax. I just hope FEMA isn't called in
Originally posted by Maluhia
From Ohio --
Motorists Trapped On Hamilton Road By Downed Power Lines
About 15 people were trapped in their vehicles after at least 16 electric poles fell onto vehicles and Hamilton Road south of state Route 161 and north of Thompson Road. They were all safely rescued from their vehicles just before 10 p.m. Friday.