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Power outage East end St. Croix
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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