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lily1025
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September 8, 2017 10:26 pm  

Does anyone have any information on the power outage by the fire station specifically in Cotton Valley and when power will be restored?We have been out since 6am on Wednesday!

Called WAPA....they said crews were out but we have yet to see a single crew as of now.[7:30pm]

Repeated calls to WAPA today were unsuccessful.

Any info would be appreciated!


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SunnyCaribe
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September 8, 2017 10:44 pm  

Um, it will take some time. The procedure is they check the main line (along the road) and disconnect all the communities, then energize the main line. While this is happening, other crews go into the communities to repair the damage. As each community is repaired, it is reconnected to the main line.

The crew was working along the road the morning after Irma, and they were making good time. Now we wait as crews repair communities along the way. There is some significant damage in Cotton Valley/Hope and Carton Hill.


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singlefin
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September 8, 2017 11:00 pm  

Power is up in parts of Cotton Valley.
There are lines down and a snapped pole on Cotton Valley Trail, just south of the firehouse. Low lines by the firehouse as well. I'm sure there's more further in toward Hope & Carlton.


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Oldie1
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September 8, 2017 11:24 pm  

Power is on in areas of East End--I saw 3 WAPA trucks at Ziggy's this afternoon. It will take time.; we've all been out since 6 am Wed.


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Moinstx
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September 9, 2017 1:45 am  

There has been no power in Hermon Hill since dawn the day of Irma. I know each area is different in terms of who comes on next but.... we depend on a cistern for our water and have no means to run the pump. The rainwater we collected has been used. I know it has been coming on in other spots sporadically on St. Croix, to include Beeston Hill across the street, but I am wondering if any consideration/priority is made for the areas that don't have city water. It is a sanitary/ health issue when you have no water on top of power. Wapa after hours not answering.


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Scubadoo
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September 9, 2017 2:21 am  

Folks with cisterns and no generator typically have a bucket and rope on hand for getting water out. I don't know about WAPA but power companies typically try to prioritize repairs that will get power back to the most people with each repair. The lines with the fewest people on them would be the last ones to get fixed.


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quirion
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September 9, 2017 4:53 am  

Sign up for vitema updates. WAPA messages have been going there.
The vitema facebook page also contains the updates.
It's not a conspiracy. They are doing everything they can.
? Feeder 1A: 100%
? Feeder 2A: 63%
? Feeder 3A: 35%
? Feeder 4A: 82%
? Feeder 5A: 94%
? Feeder 6A: 37%
? Feeder 6B: 88%
? Feeder 8B: 49%
? Feeder 9B: 61%
? Feeder 10B:10%

If you don't know what feeder you are on:
http://www.viwapa.vi/Customers/Feeder.aspx


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Oldie1
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September 9, 2017 9:39 am  

How do you know if you are A or B on some of the split feeders?


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speee1dy
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September 9, 2017 12:07 pm  

they also probably have a huge chuck of the crews over on stt as they need the most help.


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Scubadoo
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September 9, 2017 1:00 pm  

WAPA web site says Residents on St. Croix are encouraged to report isolated service interruptions to 340-773-0150.


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singlefin
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September 9, 2017 5:33 pm  

Ziggys is back on WAPA now


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singlefin
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September 9, 2017 8:22 pm  

WAPA replaced the pole I described earlier and are currently transferring and repairing the lines.


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September 9, 2017 10:38 pm  

We see more lights over on Seven Hills tonight. Progress.


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September 9, 2017 10:43 pm  

Dang! No power on 10B west since 2 am Tuesday morning. Huge shattered downed pole with lines blocking road on my hill. Called it in last two days. No hope for power for at least a week - likely two.

Feeling for my STT and STJ friends. Luckily all accounted for and ok but their videos are unbelieveable.

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quirion
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September 9, 2017 11:12 pm  

How do you know if you are A or B on some of the split feeders?

Click the link in my previous post.


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LiquidFluoride
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September 10, 2017 3:27 am  

I haven't had power since tuesday at 11pm when my transformer blew (I knew I was screwed when that happened) this is in carlton by kmart west.

I guess I'll get it back sometime next week... luckily I have solar and a generator so I'm just paying a bit more but still have actual power (and finally internet as of today).

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?


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islandjoan
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September 10, 2017 3:09 pm  

I am glad all your friends are accounted for.

I was thinking, this might be the one and only time you REALLY are glad to be on STX!

Dang! No power on 10B west since 2 am Tuesday morning. Huge shattered downed pole with lines blocking road on my hill. Called it in last two days. No hope for power for at least a week - likely two.

Feeling for my STT and STJ friends. Luckily all accounted for and ok but their videos are unbelieveable.


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Moinstx
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September 11, 2017 2:37 am  

Power is back in Hermon Hill. So grateful. Not so sure certain roads should be open on St. Croix. Just past Arawak Camp (the road you take to casino and Boy Scout Camp) there is a downed light pole with wires. Caution flags are tied to it, but that road is dark. Someone just crashed into tbe wires tonight. He's o.k. It comes up on you suddenly there. Be safe and take care driving, all....


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September 11, 2017 10:58 am  

We had our power restored in Rattan about 8:30 last night only to have the generator spring to life @ 3:30 this morning. Hope they come back for the fix soon, running low on propane.

CD


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icechipmom
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September 11, 2017 11:10 am  

Still no power at Freedom City Surf Board and Grill. Heard there are only two linemen crews on island -


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islandjoan
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September 11, 2017 11:54 am  

YES so very happy!!!!!

Power is back in Hermon Hill. So grateful. Not so sure certain roads should be open on St. Croix. Just past Arawak Camp (the road you take to casino and Boy Scout Camp) there is a downed light pole with wires. Caution flags are tied to it, but that road is dark. Someone just crashed into tbe wires tonight. He's o.k. It comes up on you suddenly there. Be safe and take care driving, all....


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lily1025
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September 12, 2017 10:59 am  

Still out....as of 8am!


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Ca. Dreamers
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September 12, 2017 1:29 pm  

Consortium says......

WAPA has restored 100% of feeder 4A.

We are in Feeder 4A an are still on generator and waiting for refueling of Propane.

O' well (It's the Islands, mon)

CD

Post script.......

Just as I getting ready post this WAPA called me and informed me that we are on their schedule for today.

We shall see.........

CD


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speee1dy
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September 12, 2017 2:18 pm  

stx is almost there. .


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icechipmom
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September 12, 2017 4:31 pm  

Still no power at Freedom City Surf Board and Grill , Estate La Grange, Power restored to Cottages by the Sea


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