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Title: Losing power?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 04, 2018, 03:57:03 PM
Have any of you in the northeast lost power during the storm? I have not.
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: 1 on January 04, 2018, 03:58:59 PM
I still have power. The strongest winds should be at about 7 PM.
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: rickmastfan67 on January 05, 2018, 12:41:51 AM
Have power (not expecting to lose it), but I'm not in the storm.  However, 3F here right now. lol.  Supposedly will hit -8F here tomorrow night. :ded:
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: ghYHZ on January 05, 2018, 04:54:10 AM
I’m in Nova Scotia. Wind gusts are 110 (65mph) right now…..and we haven’t lost power.  After receiving about 5cm (2”) of snow yesterday it quickly changed to rain….and is still raining right now.

Temp is dropping to 10F (-12 C) tonight.
 
https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/ns-19_metric_e.html?unit=imperial
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on January 05, 2018, 07:38:29 AM
What storm? I'm in the Northeast of Spain and it's sunny. But we should get rain from evening through Sunday.
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: Hurricane Rex on January 05, 2018, 11:18:19 AM
What storm? I'm in the Northeast of Spain and it's sunny. But we should get rain from evening through Sunday.

The secret is your in Spain  :bigass:
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: SectorZ on January 05, 2018, 11:45:04 AM
Lucked out my way. Outages inland were not nearly that bad, compared to the coastline getting pounded badly.
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: jp the roadgeek on January 06, 2018, 04:31:50 PM
Lost power for 1 minute yesterday, but places around me were out for 2 hours.  I've been pretty lucky; didn't lose power during Hurricane Irene, the October Surprise snowstorm of 2011, or Hurricane Sandy.
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 06, 2018, 08:59:05 PM
Hurricane Sandy.
Do you have god like wires?
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: Hurricane Rex on January 07, 2018, 05:07:54 AM
Hurricane Sandy.
Do you have god like wires?
Or do you live in a place where Sandy didn't affect you that much?
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: MNHighwayMan on January 07, 2018, 05:13:43 AM
You know, after seeing "Hurricane" Sandy's "devastation," I think northeasterners are a bunch of wimps.
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: Rothman on January 07, 2018, 08:24:02 AM
MTA raises an eyebrow at your sarcasm.  The destruction wreaked on the subway was considerable and took many months to repair.
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: jp the roadgeek on January 07, 2018, 10:10:45 AM
Hurricane Sandy.
Do you have god like wires?
Or do you live in a place where Sandy didn't affect you that much?

I live about 25 miles inland.  It hit NJ and NY much harder.  My area was affected more by Snowtober 2011 than Sandy.  Being in an area that did not lose power, we had lines over a quarter mile long for the two gas stations at the top of my street of people getting gas for their cars and generators.  A few years before, the power company decided to trim limbs on my street, so the chances of a limb snapping and falling on the wires was minimal.  Plus, I'm on the same circuit as a hospital, so we get top billing.
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: vdeane on January 07, 2018, 02:55:30 PM
Heck, the damage from Sandy STILL isn't fully repaired.  That's why the L train will be shutting down.  Also the reason why the Gateway project is so critical to the area.
Title: Re: Losing power?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 07, 2018, 05:03:40 PM
You know, after seeing "Hurricane" Sandy's "devastation," I think northeasterners are a bunch of wimps.
I often think that to. Snowstorms can be dangerous and devastating but look at Houston last year.