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Millions plunged in darkness as power goes out in Havana, other parts of Cuba

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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Millions plunged in darkness as power goes out in Havana, other parts of Cuba


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Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Cubans are used to the mundane inconvenience of brief, localized power outages that regularly hit the country's aging electricity grid, but the large blackout that plunged the western part of the Caribbean island into darkness Sunday night was unusual.

More than 2 million residents of the capital, Havana, lost electricity, except for those at hospitals and other places with generators, a government spokesman, who was not identified per government policy, said late Sunday
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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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Just like in the movie "The City of Ember"
the power will eventualy run out .. and then darkness
The new TV show " Revolution"
is exactly what happen in the pilot first episode
but i think it will be back soon in Cuba

Not to long ago in India a similar power outage happened
its like the government are testing the grid OR
testing the population like a drill
so people can prepare and make reserves
because when the power runs out
every electric machine will be useless becoming crap
so dont buy crap anymore .. buy stuff that you can use
in case there is a permanent outage

are they afraid of a big solar flare ? or something else ..


Residents elsewhere in the socialist-ruled nation, including in Ciego de Avila in central Cuba, also said they didn't have any power, except for a few pockets of light.

By early Monday, power began to return to homes in Havana and elsewhere after several hours of outage.

The website of the state-run newspaper Trabajadores reported an outage on a 220,000-volt transmission line between Ciego de Avila and Santa Clara that affected service from Pinar del Rio -- the area on the western tip of the long, slender island -- as far east as Camaguey.

The brief report late Sunday said that the incident was under investigation and that workers were trying to restore power.

The streets of Havana lost electricity around 8 p.m. Residents of the capital took the outage in stride, congregating on the stoops of buildings in search of cooler air on a warm, humid night.

The dark streets were quiet early Monday, save for the hum of loud generators every few blocks.

Massive outages on this scale are rare in Cuba, unless a big storm passes over the island.

Weather reports for Havana indicated partly cloudy conditions on Sunday night with temperatures in the high 70s. Temperatures were forecast to hover around 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday.


Hum sound ? mmm

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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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good point, dont know if the hum part was a joke but yesterday was an interesting day, will ask my parents if they heard something unusual and post it back!!!!



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by Ben81
because when the power runs out
every electric machine will be useless becoming crap
so dont buy crap anymore .. buy stuff that you can use
in case there is a permanent outage

Is this a joke? I'll always be able to make my own electricity.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by gentledissident

Originally posted by Ben81
because when the power runs out
every electric machine will be useless becoming crap
so dont buy crap anymore .. buy stuff that you can use
in case there is a permanent outage

Is this a joke? I'll always be able to make my own electricity.


I should have said .. unless you know how to make electricity
sorry about that



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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I'm ready for a week long power outage, and now nothing happens. I need another trial but don't want to purposely pull the breaker, I like researching the net too much. Last time it got knocked out we didn't have water to flush the toilet, got that problem solved now. Now that I am all prepared, everyone around here is safe from a power outage, The earth will try to make me look crazy......Well, actually I am already a little crazy, maybe just appear crazier
You can't be completely normal and still be posting on ATS.



posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by rickymouse
I'm ready for a week long power outage, and now nothing happens. I need another trial but don't want to purposely pull the breaker, I like researching the net too much. Last time it got knocked out we didn't have water to flush the toilet, got that problem solved now. Now that I am all prepared, everyone around here is safe from a power outage, The earth will try to make me look crazy......Well, actually I am already a little crazy, maybe just appear crazier
You can't be completely normal and still be posting on ATS.


What is normal for you ?
the ones with the heads in the sandbox or out of the sandbox
if crazy mean i have my head out of the sandbox
then so be it .. im really CRAZAAYY to

after all it is just a word invented by people that dont understand certain other people
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posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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They will Pull the plug soon. Example:

www.youtube.com...,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&biw=1024&bih=526&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa= N&tab=w1



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