740,000 without power around me.

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  1. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    Well, as some of you might be aware, earlier today I made a comment in the chat room along the lines of:
    "The damn power keeps going out." Then promptly I was disconnected.

    Well, that was me joining the other 740,000 people that no longer have power. At the moment I am making this post from a laptop that has 19 minutes of battery life left, plugged into a modem, that is plugged into an AC/DC power converter, plugged into a car battery jumpstarter.

    As of last report, it is going to be 3-4 days before my power is restored, I might be able to make a trip up to my college (Which should have power) and get online there.
     
  2. Apex_

    Apex_ L3: Member

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    LHC did it.

    Longest I've been without power was four days during a blizzard, so I know how you feel man!
     
  3. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    ^^^ THATS dedication =p
     
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  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    That probably deserves some sort of award.
     
  5. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    rofl, ill have to make one up =p
     
  6. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    5 days out of power here. We had a big storm come through the state and were left with some downed power lines out in the middle of some fields, which were so muddy from said storm that it was impossible to get in there and fix them.

    The last time the power went out was the beginning of this year, 3 days. The problem was our phone line went down too, so we couldn't even use our battery backups for the modem and the computer :-( The irony of the situation is that the power came on about 30 minutes after I started making the drive back to school.
     
  7. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    Well, a Tuesday update here, the day first estimates said the power would come back, and there is mixed news.

    The good news is we are down to 590,000 people without power, the bad news is they are now saying Saturday at 9:00 am is the earliest I can expect to have my power turned back on. That will be 7 days without power for me.

    At the moment I am using the Laptop-PowerAdapter-Modem again to get my internet fix.

    Earlier the phones also went out which cut my internet access as well. In any case, time to check other areas of the internet before the laptop dies.
     
  8. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    The disaster is on its way to recovery, my sisters house (where I have been hanging out for the last couple of days) just got power restored, but there is a high-probability it will go back out again.

    We took a brief drive around the neighborhood to see what the power conditions were and about 70% still dont have power, including right across the street from us.