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Old 07-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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So, I haven't seen much of anyone on here complain about taking it up the tailpipe because of the Straight Line Wind storm on the 29th. Our plant was single phased for a few hours and we had some ruined components, but all-in-all, it could have been worse.

My mother lives in the central part of the state and was without power till about 7pm yesterday. Nine days in this heat.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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So, I haven't seen much of anyone on here complain about taking it up the tailpipe because of the Straight Line Wind storm on the 29th. Our plant was single phased for a few hours and we had some ruined components, but all-in-all, it could have been worse.

My mother lives in the central part of the state and was without power till about 7pm yesterday. Nine days in this heat.

Anyone else want to chime in?

I heard DC had a mess also-- my daughter was lucky as she was unaffected. Millions of people had no power for a long time. Quite the storm.
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I'd never witnessed anything like it. That's for sure.
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I was definitely effected - 6+ days without electric at the house, but did have a propane backup generator.

Our stoneplant was without useable power for the same amt of time. Power was completely off for a couple of days, then came back with 580v on one phase and about 320 on the other two. We are a pretty big customer in this area and where told that they just did not have any assets in the area for repairs. I suppose when they tell a $15k/month customer this it is pretty serious.

Only thing we lost that I am aware of, was a control transformer or two and a starter coil.


I am surprised there have not been more threads about it. I would like to see some photos of the carnage on the transmission lines. wow


I am still cutting up the downed trees at my house, however.

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I'd never witnessed anything like it. That's for sure.
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My sister has a house in the mountains of WV.
National guard came by with field rations and water to last another two weeks.
They be watching grass grow these days.
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My sister has a house in the mountains of WV.
National guard came by with field rations and water to last another two weeks.
They be watching grass grow these days.
Damn, 2 weeks of MRE's.

I hope everything else works out for them.
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I heard on the news here that Hydro One sent down 200 employees to help with the mayhem. The last time I heard of that they sent down employees was Katrina.
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these storm systems are really starting to be rather obnoxious and worrysome

i guess its all about be prepared, and thank god for the Nat Guard being there when needed

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From what I've been able to gather, that's one of three towers on that run that are damaged. I guess it's nearly impossible to have a contingency plan for something that involves "the backbone of the Mid-Atlantic grid."

I've got nothing but respect for the guys that can and do repair after an event like that. Pretty sure I don't have it in me to do it.
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I wish someone would do a news story on the people working the storm , instead of just bashing us for taking too long .the worst storm I've seen was up here in the Boston are in 2008 ice storm .the work load is over whelming when you have that many people out .
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I wish someone would do a news story on the people working the storm , instead of just bashing us for taking too long .the worst storm I've seen was up here in the Boston are in 2008 ice storm .the work load is over whelming when you have that many people out .
You guys aren't working, you just have to flip the switches back on.



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these storm systems are really starting to be rather obnoxious and worrysome
As opposed the when they used to be cheery and loads o' fun!
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.the worst storm I've seen was up here in the Boston are in 2008 ice storm .the work load is over whelming when you have that many people out .
In$anity is the best way I could describe it.










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