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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Think of the deaths this will cause in hospitals
    Hospitals have back-up generators, so there's no problem there.
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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    2,000,000 without electricity left in total darkness.

    Awesome

    20,000 Unseen Illegal bastards flooded across the border into the U.S.
    I wonder what nationality that worker is? That (ACCIDENTLY) cut that cable.

    Simply Awesome.

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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    20,000 Unseen Illegal bastards flooded across the border into the U.S.
    I wonder what nationality that worker is? That (ACCIDENTLY) cut that cable.
    Most likely American
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Most likely American
    Nah, Americans aren't smart enough to operate bolt cutters, must've been a foreigner. (at least that's what I get from Dixies post)
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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    2,000,000 without electricity left in total darkness.

    Awesome

    20,000 Unseen Illegal bastards flooded across the border into the U.S.
    I wonder what nationality that worker is? That (ACCIDENTLY) cut that cable.

    Simply Awesome.
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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Sounds like some operator spilled another coke on a control console.

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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Our electrical grid needs to be expanded significantly and immediately.

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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    That was a interesting but sorta boring night. I did realize I need to get a battery powered radio, remember to always charge my phone, and have more easy-to-make-without-power food stocked in the house.

    Hubby worked last night. The power went out and we didn't really know what happened until my brother got the wind-up radio working about an hour later (lasted about 5 min and we weren't going to continuously wind it all night). Then we read books til dark. It is interesting trying to explain to a 3 year old that the power isn't coming back on and he can't "beat up the bad guys" who attacked it. We ended up having pb&j's last night for dinner.

    It was pretty uneventful for us, but I'm pretty sure it was a stressful night for all emergency workers. We heard them for a good part of the night. I think it was mainly due to people having complications without power (a person living near us was apparently on O2 and had to get taken to the hospital) and traffic accidents due to no lights. And they had the military guys out helping direct traffic. My husband had a stressful night on base.
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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    That was a interesting but sorta boring night. I did realize I need to get a battery powered radio, remember to always charge my phone, and have more easy-to-make-without-power food stocked in the house.

    Hubby worked last night. The power went out and we didn't really know what happened until my brother got the wind-up radio working about an hour later (lasted about 5 min and we weren't going to continuously wind it all night). Then we read books til dark. It is interesting trying to explain to a 3 year old that the power isn't coming back on and he can't "beat up the bad guys" who attacked it. We ended up having pb&j's last night for dinner.

    It was pretty uneventful for us, but I'm pretty sure it was a stressful night for all emergency workers. We heard them for a good part of the night. I think it was mainly due to people having complications without power (a person living near us was apparently on O2 and had to get taken to the hospital) and traffic accidents due to no lights. And they had the military guys out helping direct traffic. My husband had a stressful night on base.
    Glad to hear you're okay.

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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Glad to hear you're okay.
    It was just like 10 hours (I think the power was back on by 2 am) without power. Did the same thing in Hawaii when the earthquake took out power on Oahu for pretty much the same time frame, although that happened early, so power was back on before dark, for us at least.

    Heck, my mom lived for 6 weeks without power. I can certainly last less than a day.

    I will admit though, I was paranoid about sleeping during a power outage, especially in a big city. My doors were checked locked several times before I went to bed.
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