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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:46 AM

No power: Day 3

Had a fierce windstorm blow through Western, NY on Wednesday afternoon.

Lost power almost immediately on Wednesday around noon. Almost 80,000 without service in our county, and well over 100K in the surrounding area.

Hopefully by 4 p.m. is what we're being told.

Gonna be into the low teens and twenties all weekend, it's 48 in our home currently.

Got a generator running the vitals. Including coffee.

Not sure what my motivation is in sharing this, I guess just musing to pass the time...

Anyone else in WNY riding this out as well?

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Reply No power: Day 3 (Original post)
EarthFirst Mar 2017 OP
Borchkins Mar 2017 #1
Phentex Mar 2017 #2
redwitch Mar 2017 #3
femmocrat Mar 2017 #4
Stuart G Mar 2017 #5
Laffy Kat Mar 2017 #6
EarthFirst Mar 2017 #7
Laffy Kat Mar 2017 #8

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:04 AM

1. Sorry you have to go through that.

I hope power is up soon. I'll be heading from WI to Cooperstown over spring break. I'll wave! (insert waving emoji here)

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:20 AM

2. That always stinks!

Hope you get it back soon.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:21 AM

3. Ugh!

March is the cruelest month. I live on the other side of the state. We've had the fierce wind too but not nearly as bad as you. I remember some years ago we were w/o power for 3 days in February. we did have a wood stove which kept us from dying of exposure in our own house. My brother lives 5 miles away and had power so we went there and took showers. It really sucked. Hang in there, hope they get it sorted out really soon!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:44 PM

4. That's awful. Hope your power is restored soon.

We were without power for several days once... we huddled around the fireplace and cooked our meals in it. It was like camping.... but way colder. After that, we bought a generator! Knock on wood, we haven't had to use it. *

*(Crossing my eyes, spitting three times, and rubbing a lucky rabbit's foot!)

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:57 PM

5. Hope the power is back soon....

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:07 PM

6. Update yet?

Have you electricity?

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:13 PM

7. Power restored at 6 p.m. this evening!

Thanks for asking!

Getting back everything back to normal soon...

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:40 PM

8. YAY!

Hope you didn't lose loads of perishable food. It happened to us once right after I got back from a $150 grocery run, in August.

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