Who is without power ?

Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:56 am

They won't even guess when we will get it back
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:00 am

We lost it about 2 on Monday afternoon and ours came back on last night. It was interesting to watch the live wire on the ground across the road start a few small fires. They apparently didn't listen to the phone calls telling them there was a wire on the ground. When they fixed the break upstream of us and turned on the power we were restored for about 20 minutes until they turned it off again to fix this break. A crew from FL was working our road, they had the wire replaced in about 1.5 hours and had it back on for about 1/2 hour then off again as they moved to the next break. Seemed to be back for good about 8:30.

The asplundh guy was saying they would probably be back to cut down the tree that took out the wire. If it was my property I would be pretty mad about that. It is a lone sequoia tree in a big open area of this guys property about 20 yards from the roadside. Delmarva about a year ago came through and put in some new poles and raised others. They replaced the pole that was next to the road and planted the new one right next to this tree. If they had put it in next to the old one the branch never would have it the line.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:07 pm

JCP&L said we'd get power back in about 7 days. Then, a half an hour later they said 14 days. Then about 10 minutes after that announcement they said possibly by Wednesday of next week; Which would make 7 days. All three of these announcements were made this morning and the news (radio) reported on the announcements.

I'm so confused.

So, to recap.

7
14
7

I don't even know.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:10 pm

Just got it back and I feel like a new man!!!
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:14 pm

Sometimes I don't think people understand all that is entailed in getting power back up. I line tramped for Kohler Elec for a few yrs & got used to people whining about why thier power wasn't up--there is always more then one crew working up & down the lines--sometimes it just comes down to waiting on what the other crews are doing--hence, trucks at dunkin donut or where-ever--our own Hambden (sp) Bob (moderator) out in Ohio is a line tramp & has been working 16 on/8 off since Sandy showed her ugly head-- ya gotta understand it's not like just plugging a cord into an outlet.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:42 pm

Fred, it's not so much the, not knowing what's involved but what is seen or not seen. They we're just talking about this on the radio this morning. The utility makes announcements like JCP&L did this morning; Which incidentally we're now back to 10 days, which the public latches onto. When the utility doesn't make good regardless of what involved they are going to hear it. The same applies to the tree that is laying on your property that took the lines down. The homeowners hear, "it's being worked on" but yet, no one has even so much driven past their down tree.

Hurricane Irene was a disaster.The following freak snow storm. As much as, dare I say it, JCP&L *censored* up with Irene they we're quite literally Johnny on the spot in my lake the day the after the snow storm passed. Even though it took them 3 days to fix it there we're guys in the lake daily at all hours.

Now we're at Sandy and there are a ton of roads closed and downed trees and wires, JCP&L hasn't even sent anyone to survey the damage. Yet, they are making projections daily. At this point I've got a pretty good system down and it's not bothering me too much.

I run the generator for a few hours in the morning, then shut it off during the day, run it again in the late afternoon until about 8-9 then it's off for the night. As long ad I'm still able to buy gas I don't care, I just find it funny that JCP&L keeps going, 7, 9, 10, 200, 14, 4000, 2, 1, 14, 7. It's ridiculous. But I'm also biased as I hate First Energy and by default JCP&L.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:08 pm

I just had my power restored, after four days. I fared very well, having a household that can function for a long period without electricity. Put your milk and eggs outside. It is cool enough for them to keep outside. Most of the power is out still. The big problem is fuel. There is little or no fuel available anywhere. I was forced to drive into Hoboken today because of my job. I saw only three gas stations open for 100 miles. I saw 100's of people who were ganged up at these stations and cars backed up for MILES waiting for gas. What do you think is going to happen when those that have been waiting for hours, pull up to the pump and it runs out? I have heard reports of looting and rioting because of fuel.
The fuel situation will not be solved quickly even after all the power is back on. The stores that are open are short on food. They have to be restocked.
It could be dangerous out there in a few days.
A poem,
When wild tempests cry
And bitter trees sigh
The electric power shall flicker & die
Then my Alladin bright,
Dispels the night,
With warm and friendly,
Brilliant light.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:25 pm

wsherrick wrote:I just had my power restored, after four days. I fared very well, having a household that can function for a long period without electricity. Put your milk and eggs outside. It is cool enough for them to keep outside. Most of the power is out still. The big problem is fuel. There is little or no fuel available anywhere. I was forced to drive into Hoboken today because of my job. I saw only three gas stations open for 100 miles. I saw 100's of people who were ganged up at these stations and cars backed up for MILES waiting for gas. What do you think is going to happen when those that have been waiting for hours, pull up to the pump and it runs out? I have heard reports of looting and rioting because of fuel.
The fuel situation will not be solved quickly even after all the power is back on. The stores that are open are short on food. They have to be restocked.
It could be dangerous out there in a few days.
A poem,
When wild tempests cry
And bitter trees sigh
The electric power shall flicker & die
Then my Alladin bright,
Dispels the night,
With warm and friendly,
Brilliant light.

nice
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:05 pm

Will, you are a brave would driving into Hoboken.

If it's not within close proximity of my home it doesn't get done. Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, North Bergen, Weehawken, etc... are on my DO NOT ENTER list until power is restored. Even when it's restored they go into the, BOTTOM OF THE PILE DO AS A LAST RESORT list. I hate those cities.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:16 am

warren nj some power long gas lines trees and poles down all over roads blocked went to allentown pa 4 gas! we have gen power some stores open we got lucky minor damage. gotta fix a customers roof today.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: jpd989 On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:41 pm

We lost our power 9/29 ant 9pm. Trees down on both ends of my road. Wires down as well. Wires were back up in the air on 9/30, but no power,phone or cable. Today phone and cable came online. Still no electric. I was lucky enough to get a generator last week before the storm hit. Generac 6500 model. Takes care of most everything. Costs about 25 bucks to run for 16 hours. I also have the DS #3 fired up and warming the place.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:27 pm

Out here from 8 PM Monday evening until early Thursday morning. People nearby still out, I hear a generator running off in the distance.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:19 pm

just got it back tonite at 630 :shock: mom and dad got thiers back tonite too. 7 trucks from wisconsin got er done 8-)
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:46 am

Awesome Eagle. No one has even been through our lake yet. We're on day 7 I believe. We think a foreman drove through doing a damage assessment of the wires on Saturday but we're not sure.
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Re: Who is without power ?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:09 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Awesome Eagle. No one has even been through our lake yet. We're on day 7 I believe. We think a foreman drove through doing a damage assessment of the wires on Saturday but we're not sure.


dang. my family in flemington is still without. in fact my cousian, retired trooper, was hired to guard a buddies construction companies gas supply as they were called to the shore by fema with thier dozers and crew

hope they get to ya soon
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