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Thread: We have lights!

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    Junior Member oldbalt99's Avatar
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    Irene came up the east coast and hit Baltimore city as if it were on the water. Tens of thousands in the city were with out lights and were told it would be as long as six days before it would be corrected. I didn't get the flood, the house withstood the wind that knocked down a strong tree on a house behind me. At 5:30 am sunday we lost electricity in a four block radius. First we heard it would be corrected by midnight. Midnight passed, and ugly roumors on the block was that it would be 9/02/11 before we got relief. Being well versed on power failure, my granddaughter and I put fresh batteries in the three camping lanterns, my arm band am/ fm radio, and portable cd player. To make them last I found my candles and used them for myself. We had water, and a working gas stove. It's the food in the freezer that worried me.
    Yesterday I called around city services for dry ice, [they issued some in a past situation]. This time they were issuing just regular ice, but I'm not complaining. We got five bags of ice, and my daughter put it in the deep freezer at 6 pm. At 7pm I heard someone yell outside my window that we had lights. I checked, and sure enough the electricity was on.
    Thanks for caring about us, and sorry that I am just able tocatch up with my reading.

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    Super Member Leota's Avatar
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    So glad that you are safe and have power again.

    Back in 1989 when we lived in Texas we were hit with an ice storm in May! We were without power for 5 days and would make bi-daily runs to the ice house for dry ice for us and our neighbors. Non of us lost any food.

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    glad you're safe and have power again

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    so glad you are OK.

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    Glad to hear things are getting back to normal for you!

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    Senior Member coloradosky's Avatar
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    Very good news! We sure do miss it when it is out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coloradosky
    Very good news! We sure do miss it when it is out.
    :thumbup: :thumbup: Glad things are getting back in shape, and that this although bad in places, wasn't worse!!

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    Glad you are kept safe.

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    Glad the light are back on and you are safe!

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    I'm happy for you. I live in Norfolk and at my house we didn't lose power but others I know did. I was afraid that the tree in my front yard would come down on top of my house; that was my biggest worry. I only lost a few branches and nothing hit my house. I watched the news this morning and a house in Williamsburg had 10 trees to come down on it. I really feel for them and all of those who had to suffer from the storm.

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