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Spartygrad95
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But at least the trees are getting a good drink. That's the important thing here

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Topic starter Posted : April 30, 2016 2:21 pm
Scubadoo
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Out in La Grande Princesse

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Posted : April 30, 2016 3:43 pm
speee1dy
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never lost power in christiansted. but a great storm

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Posted : April 30, 2016 8:05 pm
Scubadoo
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Power out again?

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Posted : May 1, 2016 5:17 pm
stxsailor
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Yep this proves WAPA not ready for a real storm this hurricane season.

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Posted : May 2, 2016 5:17 pm
Alana33
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Ha!
WAPA isn't ready to provide power throughout the year.
Anyway, getting to be that time of year, again, so it's good to get ourselves prepared so there's no running to the store and having to wait in long lines at the last minute. I do all my prep in May and restock if necessary if needed on my regular shopping days as there's quite enough to do just getting the house and property battened down in the event of a storm/hurricane.
Fingers crossed for a quiet hurricane season.

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Posted : May 2, 2016 6:07 pm
stxsailor
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Started my prep already.....

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Posted : May 2, 2016 6:16 pm
OldTart
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"Yep this proves WAPA not ready for a real storm this hurricane season."

Baloneypoop! Even with the antediluvian system we had back in 1989 (Hugo) and Marilyn (1995), power was restored in most areas very quickly with the assistance of stateside grid employees who came here to assist our local WAPA employees in dealing with the emergent situation. Best not to make assumptions about and throw out glittering generalities about things you know not much about. We've come a long way since then.

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Posted : May 2, 2016 6:18 pm
speee1dy
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a friend lost power for 12 hours. i guess i just live on the right feeder. even after omar we had power back the next day

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Posted : May 2, 2016 6:20 pm
swans
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"Yep this proves WAPA not ready for a real storm this hurricane season."

Baloneypoop! Even with the antediluvian system we had back in 1989 (Hugo) and Marilyn (1995), power was restored in most areas very quickly with the assistance of stateside grid employees who came here to assist our local WAPA employees in dealing with the emergent situation. Best not to make assumptions about and throw out glittering generalities about things you know not much about. We've come a long way since then.[/quote

Ms. OT: Since there are occasions whereby "baloneypoop!" would be a more fitting response rather than 'Good Grief!' ( which I stole from you long ago and use daily ), may I have your permission to add and use this expression - Baloneypoop - to my vocabulary?
T.Y. 😀
Swan

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Posted : May 2, 2016 7:25 pm
STTsailor
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Power out yet again.
Hardly any inclement weather tonight.

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Posted : May 2, 2016 10:13 pm
OldTart
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1. Of course, swans! 😀

2. STTsailor - must be something isolated. I'm on the North side, no outages today.

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Posted : May 2, 2016 10:52 pm
Alana33
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Wonders of wonders!

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Posted : May 2, 2016 11:26 pm
Scubadoo
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WAPA website as of this minute- don't know when it was last updated-
"5/2/16: STX – WAPA crews continue to make progress restoring service to pockets areas that are experiencing electrical service interruptions. Crews are assigned to Estates Work and Rest, St. George Hill, Paradise, Whim, Concordia, Mary's Fancy, Peter's Rest, Grove Place and the Sion Farm Commercial Center. All efforts are being made to achieve full service restoration as quickly and safely as possible."

Time to pay the bill online.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 12:22 am
STTsailor
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My street is dark. Plan B has never finished work on my generator. They must have paid me five or six visits over one year. The last item to replace was starter battery. They never returned regardless of multiple calls. So the generator runs only when WAPA power is available. Hence, we are sitting in the dark.

Plan B is an example of many disfunctional businesses so common in STT. Frankly I am getting a little tired of the paradise and its many inefficiencies.

I have to put together the wall of shame of local contractors. It could be a juicy new thread.

Who has the link to WAPA outages site?

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Posted : May 3, 2016 12:44 am
Alana33
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Best thing to do is call WAPA.
They generally have an update on phone about outages and if not, you can call extension to report outage and request update. If it's working. Personally, I've found the website behind the phone system lacking. Not to say phone system is all that great, in my experience

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Posted : May 3, 2016 1:03 am
Alana33
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http://www.viwapa.vi/Home.aspx

Look at top of page, red highlights, for STX outages.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 1:12 am
STTsailor
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Yes. Calling would be nice. Not an option tonight. I dropped my phone in the water last night. I guess I will just go to sleep untill daylight. I am pissed as I was counting on some quality Netflix tonight. Oh well.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 1:15 am
Alana33
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5/2/16: STX – WAPA crews continue to make progress restoring service to pockets areas that are experiencing electrical service interruptions. Crews are assigned to Estates Work and Rest, St. George Hill, Paradise, Whim, Concordia, Mary's Fancy, Peter's Rest, Grove Place and the Sion Farm Commercial Center. All efforts are being made to achieve full service restoration as quickly and safely as possible.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 1:19 am
Scubadoo
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Look at top of page, red highlights, for STX outages.

Yeah, that's what I had just posted and hour ago. Assumed everyone knew the URL.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 1:20 am
Alana33
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Hopefully, your power will be restored soon. Good luck.
It pisses me off they don't do pole maintenance, throughout the year.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 1:30 am
STTsailor
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4:30 am. No power for 10 hours now. I made a report through WAPA website. Not sure if they read that. Looks like the outage is fairly localized. Neighbors generators are running. I doubt any of them will pick up the phone to report outage. Not untill they run out of diesel which may take days.

All this got me thinking about citizens making investment in infrastructure on STT. There must be about 10 000 households here. If each has invested $10 000 in generator that is a whopping $100 million in infrastructure. Add another $20 million per year in maintenance and fuel costs. That is a lot of money out in diesel smoke. Do other Carribien islands rely on home generators as much as we do? This just spouse to be a backup for hurricane season not an every week event. Would private utility company do a better job generating reliable power? If the gov has monopoly of operating public utility do we have the case to sue the gov for performance?

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Posted : May 3, 2016 8:04 am
Alana33
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A private utility wouldn't allow a VI Government to owe them over $40 Million Dollars while continuing to provide power. Years ago, the Legislature voted against selling WAPA to a private entity.

Here's what VI Consortium about outages in STX/WAPA this morning.
http://viconsortium.com/virgin-islands-2/w-a-p-a-continues-to-make-progress-with-power-restoration-following-stormy-weekend-in-st-croix/

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Posted : May 3, 2016 10:21 am
speee1dy
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sttsailor, every time i have emailed WAPA, i have gotten a response. much better than calling for hours on end

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Posted : May 3, 2016 11:02 am
caribstx
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My area on STX was out of power for 12 hours yesterday and didn't come back on until 9:30 pm. I looked at it as good exercise for my diesel generator as we approach hurricane season. I'm surprised more people in the area don't have a generator. Its so...necessary.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 11:07 am
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