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Shawn
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July 17, 2007 8:36 pm  

Has anyone else lost power? WAPA is conveniently not answering their phones.


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Ronnie
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July 17, 2007 8:52 pm  

Seems like a big something or the other down there. Lots of firetrucks and two ambulances I have seen so far!

RL


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Shawn
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July 17, 2007 8:58 pm  

Yikes. Guess this is a good time to head out to happy hour.


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Ronnie
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July 17, 2007 9:05 pm  

Hopefully their ice hasn't melted!!

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Trade
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July 17, 2007 10:16 pm  

Cable's out. Our big generator is going, though.


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Ronnie
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July 17, 2007 10:19 pm  

Thank God also for satellite dishes!!

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Trade
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July 17, 2007 10:22 pm  

Show-off. 🙂


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Ronnie
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July 17, 2007 10:25 pm  

Sorry. Have to do something!! I have not heard any else other than what I said before. Anybody elde?

RL


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dntw8up
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July 17, 2007 10:30 pm  

We've been monitoring radio bands and there is chatter about roads closing and that more will close if the fire department requires it. Another frequency has some talk that appears to be among WAPA repair people but it's unclear what's going on.


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Ronnie
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July 17, 2007 11:01 pm  

Something about a transformer blowing up.


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dntw8up
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July 17, 2007 11:42 pm  

Explosion at Power Plant Injures Interns, Causes Widespread Outage
by Ananta Pancham

July 17, 2007 -- An explosion at the Randolph Harley plant on St. Thomas caused non-life-threatening injuries and a district-wide power outage, which V.I. Water and Power Authority representatives said may last until early Wednesday morning.

The explosion occurred at the unit No. 13 transformer, said WAPA spokeswoman Cassandra Dunn. "There was a fire, but it was put out by plant personnel,” she added. “Fire Services did show up at the scene, though, to make sure everything was under control."

The incident, which occurred around 4 p.m. Tuesday, caused some injuries, leaving about four of WAPA's summer interns with second-degree burns on their hands...

...As of 6 p.m., WAPA representatives said they do not know what caused the explosion. "We will be working to bring the units online as quickly as possible," said WAPA Chief Operating Officer Glenn Rothgeb at the press conference. However, Rothgeb noted that the outage -- which extends to St. John -- may last until the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Source will provide additional details about the incident once more information becomes available.

http://www.onepaper.com/stthomasvi/?v=d&i=&s=News:Local&p=1176613329


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East Ender
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July 18, 2007 2:17 am  

Ronnie: It was all over the news at 5. Anyone ready for my little WAPA joke?

"And GOD said- 'Let there be light!!' but WAPA said, 'Not so fast....' "


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Ronnie
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July 18, 2007 2:51 am  

Was not listening to the news. Just relying on some word of mouth!

RL
Nice joke EE


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Peggy
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July 18, 2007 7:26 am  

Ok all you newbies did you make a list of thngs you needed for this outage?? Now think in terms of days maybe even a few months!! It was a good reminder. Hurricanes!!!!

I'm almost there...forgot the radio's use C-Batteries.


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Suzette
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July 18, 2007 2:05 pm  

I learned that I need more candles!
I also learned that if an oil lamp is lit, NOT to try to slide it across the table. The top fell off and the glass shattered everywhere. Scared me half to death. 😮

We went down to the Hull Bay Hideaway to have something to eat and saw that it is closed on Tuesdays.


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July 18, 2007 2:08 pm  

It was Iggy"s for me....It was packed!!! The beer was still cold though and the food never ran out...


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Ronnie
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July 18, 2007 2:14 pm  

Frenchtown was hopping too! My power came back around 1AM.
Hey Peggy, please don't mention the H word. No need to conjure one up!

RL


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Peggy
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July 18, 2007 5:34 pm  

Oh so sorry forgot that too!!! 🙂


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Ronnie
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July 18, 2007 7:53 pm  

LOL Peggy. EE, told your joke to Ms Meyers at WAPA today,she thought it was funny!

RL


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Suzette
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July 19, 2007 2:59 am  

"And GOD said- 'Let there be light!!' but WAPA said, 'Not so fast....' "

OMG that is FUNNY !!!!!!!!

Thanks, needed that !


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