They really need to start installing power lines underground more often.
Specially if we get hit by one of those Super Massive Solar Flares, then it's...
BOOM BOOM, OUT GO THE LIGHTS!!!!
And the end of civilization as we know it, and we will all become 'Road Warriors'.
>>"still unshowered (waiting for the hot water to heat back up)"
Come on Rich, you need hot water to take a shower when the heat index is 100 and you have no AC? A cool shower won't kill you, and would probably be a relief if the AC stays off long enough.
I was driving through downtown DC, heading to a late party as the storm hit but I heard my house in MD lost power with one out in the 9th. It was out about 20 hours. We watched the Nats game from my brother's place in Old Town, and when we called our empty house during the 8th inningand the answering machine picked-up, we knew the power was back on. My Comcast cable modem service wasn't as lucky, as of 9:30pm I still had no Internet, which is the only thing I use Comcast for. Does anyone use satelite service for their Internet and if so, do you recommend it?
The only reason I'm on the Internet now is because I came into work for a few hours.
1:40 am and still no power on the fifth hole at Evergreen C.C.. I fortunately have a basement and a generator that I have used to back-feed my electrical panel to sparingly select the most needed circuits. (fridge, freezer, ceiling fans.)
Even with my handyman skills this house is still sweltering above the basement level as we approach 2:00 am. My wife and I are both fine however there is reason to fear for the elderly and the sick that don't have the amenities of a basement and a fan as we have. I sure hope this story doesn't get any uglier.
Check on your elderly neighbors. .......... hey, wait a minute. :-( _______
Let's go NAAAAAAAAAAAATS !
Never lost it here in Occoquan. We're a charming and hearty little town..... "
CeeNats, you're a mind reader ! I was just telling my wife how much I enjoy our wooden chandeliers she bought from the "charming and hearty little town" of Occoquan. ;-)
Power is still out on my street only effecting 14 homes. That likely means we won't get power until the streets and developments with 15 or more homes are taken care of. If this is the worse thing that happens this year it will be one heck of a year. :-)
>>"I feel sure there will be no DH in the new civilization."
Well played... :D
seen a bunch of lightning, no rain here...Only about 150 degrees outside...
Having dealt with hurricanes, I know the su@kiness of being without power in the summer..Hope y'all are safe..
Still no joy in Oakton, no juice as of 12:30 PM. It was 88 in my living room at midnight, so I retreated to the basement and slept fitfully. I'm now in the lobby of a different Marriott, watching golf - no MASN here - and bumming internet access and ice.
I passed a Dominion work crew in Reston, so they are out there. I was really angry last night though, half of my neighborhood had power restored, but not my half.
What ever a DERECHO is, I never want to see one again....Best wishes to those of you still struggling through the results of this weather event. Now I know, albeit to very small extent, the h3ll those poor folks in Katrina went through. You never know until you walk in a persons shoes how the lack of modern convenience, changes your day to day.
POWER RESTORED!!! NATS ON THE FLAT SCREEN!
............. People kept driving right through the thin blue plastic 'DANGER' tape three houses down from mine on the other side of where the power lines were ripped-off the pole when the tree in the yard across the street fell across the wires serving their house. The people running through the tape would then drive right over the live wires in the street, causing quite a bit of the Rice Krispies effect: Snap, Crackle, and Pop along with their cousin Sparky taking center stage. ............. "
Dave, just so you know those wires are likely 12,500 volt feeders. The hair on your arm will normally stand up at about 30 feet away and in this humidity I certainly wouldn't get within 10 feet of downed power lines, they have been known to jump / arch many feet to take a life. 480 volt light pole feeders killed three people at the Pentagon a few years back as they kept walking into an energized puddle of water to save the first person electrocuted.
Those people you are talking about have no idea the risk they are taking. :-(
>>The hair on your arm will normally stand up at about 30 feet away <<
sort of the feeling I get when i see Kristina
>>"Dave, just so you know those wires are likely 12,500 volt feeders. "
Thanks for the info Scrap. Good to know.
sort of the feeling I get when i see Kristina "
L - M -A - O
She does seem to have an electro magnetic field surrounding her that makes the hair on your arm as well as other things stand up from many feet away.
Don't get too close uncle Rich, she might just put a hurtin' on ya. :-)))________
Let's go Nats !