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Peter The Hegemon
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Since: 11.2.03
From: Hackettstown, NJ

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I'm posting this from my parents' place; I had work in NYC and was planning to visit them afterwards anyway. Had figured I'd head for home early before the roads got icy, but reports of downed trees and all that back home in Jersey convinced me to give up on that. From what I can gather on the web I think my whole town is without power--I know my apartment complex is out (or at least was this evening). My brother is also without power and his family is staying with my sister-in-law's parents tonight.

Hope everyone is safe and warm tonight wherever you are.
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Since: 7.2.02
From: Huntington, NY

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According to Weather.com - this is the first measurable snow in October for NYC since 1952 - and only the third time in recorded history that measurable snow has fallen. And it's apparently a record snow for New York in October as well...

We had a tree branch down on our street.

So since we moved to NY in August we've had - an earthquake, hurricane, record rainfall, and record October snow. Sorry everyone. Our bad.

Is Northeast Snow in October a Rarity? (weather.com)

Toast Jr
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Since: 30.1.03
From: Stafford Springs, CT

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We're in a hotel right now. Power's out completely at home - no lights, telephone, hot water, or heat. Car got dinged by a fallen branch. This sucks.
StingArmy
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Since: 3.5.03
From: Georgia bred, you can tell by my Hawk jersey

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Lease on the old apartment ended today, so I was out in the snow in my t-shirt and shorts cleaning and moving crap to the new place during the snowstorm. Gotta say that wasn't the most convenient thing ever (especially for this Southerner), but it actually wasn't that bad.

Luckily, NYC was spared the worst of it. My boss is stuck in NJ dealing with the aftermath. Meanwhile, over here in Manhattan the snow was all gone by Sunday morning and I forgot it even happened by Monday.

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Since: 22.4.02
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I could see power still being out in the northwest corner of Connecticut, where I work. But in the central part of the state... still 21,500 people out on Tuesday night? The Dannel (governor, for those of you playing outside of CT) can't rip the CL&P head a big enough asshole after their mismanagement.

Although at least there's very much a "support the troops, blame management" mentality here. Most of the complaints I've seen don't blame the line crews, especially considering there were over 700,000 households without power at one point. People seem to understand after Irene that it might be a while, but they just want answers in that case. Hasn't happened yet, at least to the satisfaction of some people.





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Since: 2.1.02
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The same thing is going on in NJ. I just got power back last night but there are a ton of people around me that are still out and are expected to be out until the weekend. Nobody here is blaming the repair crews, as a matter of fact, the supermarket next door to me is giving out free meals to the crews since the power returned. But the people are screaming at Jersey Central Power and Light for not formulating a contingency plan after their response to Irene was disastrous.
dunkndollaz
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Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

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My boss (who lives one town over from me) has been out since Saturday. He keeps checking the JCP&L website to see how many more people in his town have power back and every time he sees the number go down, he calls his house. No answer = No power.

I never lost power. I only lost 4 trees and they were slated to be taken out after Irene came through anyway.



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Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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Still nothing, maybe nothing until Sunday. Hopefully I'll have heat and hot water before then, but for now I'm checking my email at my wife's workplace. I've never seen a disaster this bad in my entire life. I don't know what civilization used to mean, but I can tell you now that today, civilization means electricity. If you don't have electricity, you don't have anything.
Peter The Hegemon
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Since: 11.2.03
From: Hackettstown, NJ

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The good news for me is that my power came back on the following morning. It did go out again Monday night, but only for a few hours. So I've been pretty lucky.

The bad news is that I've lost several days of work because the students I tutor don't have power. Of course, that's far worse news for those people, having to deal with no power for a whole family. Last I heard my brother was still with his in-laws, too. I want to pile on to the criticism of JCP&L, but it sounds like it's no better in Connecticut. Maybe the problem is more systemic than that. Maybe we need infrastructure improvements at a national level.
Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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We're back! Hurrah!
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Since: 22.4.02
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    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    I want to pile on to the criticism of JCP&L, but it sounds like it's no better in Connecticut. Maybe the problem is more systemic than that. Maybe we need infrastructure improvements at a national level.


It isn't any better here. Lack of communication all around, unsatisfactory answers... there's people in, say, Simsbury (a rather well-off suburb of Hartford) that won't settle for anything less than the head of CL&P's CEO. Well, his head and power, but they'll probably be in the dark for ANOTHER week.





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