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    2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    SAN DIEGO (AP) A major power outage knocked out electricity to more than 2 million people in California, Arizona and Mexico on Thursday, bringing San Diego and Tijuana to a standstill and leaving people sweltering in the late-summer heat in the surrounding desert.

    Two nuclear reactors were offline after losing electricity, but officials said there was no danger to the public or workers. FBI officials ruled out terrorism while power plant authorities struggled to find the cause of the outage that started shortly before 4 p.m. PDT.

    San Diego bore the brunt of the blackout; most of the nation's eighth-largest city was darkened. All outgoing flights from San Diego's Lindbergh Field were grounded and police stations were using generators to accept emergency calls across the area.
    Power out for more than 2 million across US Southwest, Mexico, including San Diego, Tijuana - chicagotribune.com

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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Those poor people.

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    Do they still got wifi ??? /sarcasm

    Any indication of the actual cause?

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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Well - that explains a lot from today.

    I guess without power no one can communicate easily saying 'we don't have power' - oi! *pop a pill for that one*
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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Wait til everyone has to go back to wagon wheel days and there is no more power, period.

    Don't think it can't or won't happen. I could and might. Iz you all preepared? I iz.

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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    All those windmills aren't taking up the slack?
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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    I blame Obama - all those people watching his speech on the TV.

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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I blame Obama - all those people watching his speech on the TV.
    Riiiiiiight! Watching Obama's speech uses more electricity than watching anything else.
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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Do they still got wifi ??? /sarcasm

    Any indication of the actual cause?
    I do! Here in dark as hell San Diego. Actually just cell data, but I'm here. We gotta Rv with a propane fridge and a 6000 watt generator, and a whole bunch of leftover burning man supplies. Livin large.

    Best word so far on cause is the heatwave a/c use caused the transmission line from Arizona to drop then the secondary to San Onofre went as it tried to pick up the slack. No physical damage to lines as far as I know.

    We live in the caretaker house for the water department here, and they said it could be as long as tomorrow night to get everything back on line. It kicked on for a minute a couple hours ago, but since then, nothin.
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    Re: 2 Million Without Power in the Southwest

    Think of the deaths this will cause in hospitals, nevermind in regular homes from heat loss, etc.

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