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Cruz
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I guess WAPA isn't that bad after all compared to the stateside utility companies *-)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post_now/post/hurricane-irene-leaves-power-out-around-dc-region/2011/08/28/gIQA1UoqkJ_blog.html

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2011 7:55 pm
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though dc may not have power, it was back up in alexandria, ocean city and waldorf yesterday. lots and lots of people are without power up through the coast. i hope things go well for them.

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Posted : August 29, 2011 8:14 pm
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For whatever it is, my friends in Nassau are still without power almost 5 days after Irene crossed.

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Posted : August 29, 2011 10:58 pm
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Still without power in Norfolk Virginia.

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Posted : August 30, 2011 12:40 pm
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Tami, hope things get better soon, we got power. Did you flood again?

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Posted : August 30, 2011 1:40 pm
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According to today's WSJ, some areas of NJ and VT could be out of power for weeks.

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Posted : August 30, 2011 2:00 pm
Cruz
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According to today's WSJ, some areas of NJ and VT could be out of power for weeks.

interesting......I wonder why all those WAPA haters on this forum have yet to comment in this thread yet

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Topic starter Posted : August 30, 2011 4:41 pm
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Still no power in Southern Maryland - Solomons Island area - hit pretty bad!!!

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Posted : August 30, 2011 6:16 pm
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jewelygirl, is that where you are from. my son is in waldorf and was lucky enough to get power back the next afternoon

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Posted : August 31, 2011 12:12 am
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I live in Brattleboro, VT and much of the town power has been restored. Power crews are literally risking their lives to restore power. Power in areas of VT that were isolated by flooding are going to take longer of course because washed out roads and bridges make it impossible for crews to get there. I don't know about D.C. power companies or WAPA but Central Vermont Public Service Co. & Green Mountain Power Co. are rockin Vermont with power. 😎

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Posted : August 31, 2011 1:19 am
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Cruz, i was wondering about that too. many many people in the states will be without power for a very long time. many lines down, roads washed out , flooding still too high to get to those problem areas. my family was very lucky during irene. my brother had power back the next morning, my son got it back the next afternoon and i dont think my dad lost power for more than about 10 minutes-heck he didnt even feel the earthquake.

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Posted : August 31, 2011 12:28 pm
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Power was back on last night around 5:30 in the North Jersey/ PA/ NY State area. Only 2 1/2 days. Not bad considering the amount of destruction done to the grid. They had crews brought in from all over the country working 24 hrs. a day until most was restored.

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Posted : August 31, 2011 2:08 pm
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Speee1dy - - Yep - I live in the little town right before Solomons - Lusby, Md. St. Mary's County and Calvert County took a real beating, Charles County - where Waldorf is - not so much. We still do not have power.

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Posted : August 31, 2011 3:57 pm
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you are down there then. i went to school at chopticon high. i know the area a bit. i last lived in waldorf. i really hope you get power back soon

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Posted : August 31, 2011 4:19 pm
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Electric restored at 1:30 am this morning in Norfolk Virginia.

Yes Bombi we flooded again. About 4 feet in the yard. JJ wants to come back to the island. He told me yesterday that the United States is a very dangerous place to live. This is what he has experienced since we have been here this summer. Violent thunderstorms, a tornado, an earthquake, severe flooding and a hurricane. LOL!!!!

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Posted : August 31, 2011 5:45 pm
Bombi
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JJ knows what he likes. We have had our share of weather but so far so good, knocking on wood. Hope you guys are drying out and getting back to normal. STX misses you

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Posted : August 31, 2011 5:53 pm
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Hoping to be back in November Bombi!

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Posted : August 31, 2011 7:00 pm
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I guess WAPA isn't that bad after all compared to the stateside utility companies *-)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post_now/post/hurricane-irene-leaves-power-out-around-dc-region/2011/08/28/gIQA1UoqkJ_blog.html/blockquote >

Not really. See. We're in an area prone to hurricanes; they are not. WAPA should have built an infrastructure capable of holding up within a Cat5 hurricane. DC doesn't get hurricanes, so they don't need the same requirements.

@Cruz - just saw the thread. As for NY and NJ; in the last 100 years, they've had only ~5 go thru the city. So, naturally, it's also not on their priority list either.

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Posted : August 31, 2011 7:21 pm
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quice, even in florida where they get hurricanes, they would still have power outages of more than a week. i dont think you can ever be truely prepared for a cat 5 as far as your infrastuctures go.

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Posted : August 31, 2011 7:31 pm
Cruz
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I guess WAPA isn't that bad after all compared to the stateside utility companies *-)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post_now/post/hurricane-irene-leaves-power-out-around-dc-region/2011/08/28/gIQA1UoqkJ_blog.html/blockquote >

Not really. See. We're in an area prone to hurricanes; they are not. WAPA should have built an infrastructure capable of holding up within a Cat5 hurricane. DC doesn't get hurricanes, so they don't need the same requirements.

@Cruz - just saw the thread. As for NY and NJ; in the last 100 years, they've had only ~5 go thru the city. So, naturally, it's also not on their priority list either.

As mentioned by the previous poster the southern States are also prone to hurricanes. The same Hurricane Hugo that tore up St. Croix, also tore up South Carolina a few days later.

Also, many of these northern states were not hit by a category 5 hurricane, Irene was barely a tropical storm when it hit the northern states.

Everyone claims that WAPA is so horrible, yet they haven't done any worse than their stateside counterparts in regards to Irene.

Give WAPA credit.

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Topic starter Posted : August 31, 2011 9:30 pm
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Okay. How often does the power go out in places like Mami, without a hurricane? Do they get bad feedback, causing week long power outages cause somebody ran into a utility pole?

A hurricane may be a valid excuse to have power issues, but WAPA is known for having power issues on clear sunny days completely out of the blue. They aren't astable power plant, and they actively block any competition into the market (look at the poor rusted wind turbines in Tutu--construction blocked by WAPA).

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Posted : September 1, 2011 3:19 am
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