I Just Went 8 Days Without Power

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posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 07:40 PM
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People just up the road and within the surrounding towns went without power for 6+ days as well. I'm about 45 minutes from WV. I lost power the same day as everyone else, but mine was back on by around 1 AM.

Edit: And as I posted, my electric is flickering. The storm should be headed your way. Good luck.
edit on 8-7-2012 by anonymoz because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 08:13 PM
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Thanks for posting this story!

It is very easy to forget how well we all have it with our power each day, with our ample supplys at the nearest stores and how easy it is to be civil to others when we all have such stability.

It is stories like this that remind us to be thankful for what we have and to also be prepared for what could happen to any of us at any time.



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus



And besides, it's been record heat here and it is so dry, even though the storm produced a little rain, I would still be afraid to start a fire outside.
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Hence digging a deep enough hole that the fire never escapes beyond its confines.


its extremely hard to make a fire in a deep pit, what with the need for oxygen underneath the fire and all.



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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Humans have become to dependent on the trappings of society, and they are called trappings for a reason you know. You just got the little taste of what it would be like without them. In anything major I am afraid people would literally be eating each other on the streets.

And if you don't believe me, well you have seen nothing yet. You may not like your neighbor but at some point in time you all there in you little communes may want to get a rough plan on what you all may do if something like this or major comes along. Because if your waiting around for uncle SAM to save you you will be waiting around forever. Dependency is in no way a next step up in evolution like most people think, its not even a good tactic.



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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Saw it on the news just yesterday. They are talking about it in Europe.
Good luck to you all.



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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it was a good thing..



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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everything happens for a reason!



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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I would suggest you and your family prep a bit and have some water and food and batteries to run a small radio for 2 weeks. Always be ready, it might just be a small emergency not a SHTF situation. Prepping small is prepping big in my book.



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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Power is not so bad. Water... yeah that is a problem.



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 11:58 PM
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It used to be REAL people played REAL music and talked but now - here locally - most of it seems canned.


So now it's CANNED people playing CANNED music?

Or.. UNREAL people playing UNREAL music?



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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The moral of this story seems to be, "In the event of an emergency, the people 'not from here' can all get bent."



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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My internet keeps going out at the moment, so when it gets a little more steady, I will respond to some of you guys. And thanks for all the stars and flags!

Sunday evening at about 5:30pm, another storm ripped through and completely destroyed some of what the power companies had fixed. Some people had gotten their power on sunday morning, only to have it go right back out several hours later. It could be days again before power is established.

Don't ask me how, but my power stayed on, however, my neighbors, the people above them, and all the way down the road, is without power. I hear generators all over the neighborhood again. Last night, my neighbors cranked up their generator, while my flood lights shine into the night. It's funny how that works out. I'm grateful, though. It cooled down a little today to the high 80's and they say that the storms won't be as intense as they have been, so that's good. Maybe we can finally get past this. It's only been 11 days but seems like a lot longer.

The power companies just rolled up outside so I gotta go because they might be tripping the power to hook everybody back up again! I'll talk to you guys soon!



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by Evolutionsend
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"this wasn't a normal storm"

You must be new in town. I grew up with storms like that every few years. The mountains of West Virginia can turn into a dangerous place in a matter of minutes. It's been going on for millions of years. It's a good thing you do not live near a river. Then you really would've been scared!


Maybe a little nervous, but I wasn't scared and born & raised here.

Name me one time in the last ten years we had 85-95mph winds that done this much damage--not counting snow. We do get some powerful storms here, but not like this one. It didn't even look like the other storms that I've seen in my 40 years on this earth. Ten other men that are mountaineers have said the same thing---that it looked strange and hit so fast that nobody had a chance to get out of it's way. One guy was grilling, he said he noticed that all of a sudden the sky got sooty black. The next 4-5 seconds, his grill went flying across his property and he was left standing there with a spatula in his hand. His dog was shaking just before this, he said, because he gave it food and water and the dog wasn't acting right.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by LDragonFire
The energy industry is heavily subsidized by our government. The energy companies have been making record profit.

So why do we still have a 3rd world power grid? Hasn't it failed enough? Between the profit and subsidies why haven't they replaced our current system? We can include water, waste water.

Storms are getting worst, its now common to have power outages in the States that last over a week, we need to adapt to the changing climate.


You are so right. So right. Nuff said.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by lives
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You sound like a sissy.

I didn't have AC until I went to college and I'm in a hotter region than you, man up.


I was only concerned for my 3, 2, and 12 year olds. My little boys were flushed red and my wife wrapped them in a wet towel every couple hours or so for about 15-20 minutes, just to cool them down. Same with my 12yo.

As for me, I was uncomfortable but I'm a mountaineer and can adapt to anything. In the winter it gets cold here sometimes, and sometimes we get a lot of snow. In the summer, sometimes it gets hotter than the hubs of hell. My point is, we go through it all and we can handle it, even though it makes us uncomfortable.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 01:24 PM
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Originally posted by macssam
you have destroyed so many nations out of pure greed
the ball is just bouncing back

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Ya know, I wanted to respond to your comment. I've not destroyed any nations and I'm not greedy. I welcome all people with open arms, as long as they are a moral human. The ball should bounce to the corrupt politicians who have ran America into the ground, that I can agree with. Don't think for one second that many people support the U.S. gov. much anymore and please don't mix us in with them.

Wish you love, peace, and happiness



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by galadofwarthethird
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Humans have become to dependent on the trappings of society, and they are called trappings for a reason you know. You just got the little taste of what it would be like without them. In anything major I am afraid people would literally be eating each other on the streets.

And if you don't believe me, well you have seen nothing yet. You may not like your neighbor but at some point in time you all there in you little communes may want to get a rough plan on what you all may do if something like this or major comes along. Because if your waiting around for uncle SAM to save you you will be waiting around forever. Dependency is in no way a next step up in evolution like most people think, its not even a good tactic.


West Virginians don't wait on uncle sam! Seriously. Today I got a phone call from them telling me to go to my local gas station for ice. yep. Man, I'm glad they called and told me that.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by jtap66
The moral of this story seems to be, "In the event of an emergency, the people 'not from here' can all get bent."


No. Wva is the best place you could wind up needing help in. Most people here will give you the shirt off their back. My point is, the second that a state of emergency was declared, the Corp Of Engineers, along with other agencies, should've made these people, who are vacationing here, go home, in a safe manner. That's how I meant it.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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wow, I'm glad you and your family are okay. Even in today's world if there was no doomsday going on, people would still act that way, which is really sad.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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Living on the hurricane coast here in Va we loose power at least once a summer and yes its usually during the hottest weather. Its funny but no matter how long the power is off I still hit the switch on the bathroom wall every time I go in LOL.
Ice was a real issue here right after hurricane Isabel I think that was 2001 but too lazy to tab over to search. My power came back on pretty quick because I am on a main line but many that worked with me were without. Each night I would freeze water for folks that worked with me if they provided a gallon jug to put it in. ( We didnt have enough jugs) . One poor lady had an electric pump for her water and her two boys couldnt even take a shower. I have a gas water heater and so I even had hot water during the power outage. I felt very lucky for sure.

Once upon a time people sweated through every day of the summer and never even had a fan much less an airconditioner. I remember a time when air conditioning was something new and unique and stores that had it said so proudly on a sign out on the street saying "Come in.... its coooooool inside. " We've become pampered and I'm not talking about diapers.

Every summer I try to wait as long as I can before I turn on the airconditioner. Last year we made it through to the third week in July. Thats good considering where I live. This year, not so good. We've had it on for two weeks now.





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