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Damn storm

 
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jul, 2024 12:21 pm
@roger,
In no particular order, I remember Donna, Diane, Carol and Edna somewhere between 1954 and 1960. At the time, I lived in Boston mass and it did some damage.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jul, 2024 03:21 pm
@cherrie,
cherrie wrote:

How would they make ice if there was no electricity?
Well, yes. My best efforts were not enough.
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cherrie
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jul, 2024 10:45 pm
Edgar hasn't posted for a few days now. I hope he's okay and it's just that the power is out.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2024 02:20 am
@cherrie,
cherrie wrote:
I hope he's okay and it's just that the power is out.
I hope so, too!

It seems, there's still one million-plus without electricity, CenterPoint (the local/regional electricity company) plans to have power back to 400,000 more customers by end of Friday and another 350,000 customers by end of day Sunday.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jul, 2024 07:26 pm
Power resumed after two days but I got online an hour ago. We had WIFI but my phone and computer couldn't use it. The neighbors across the street only got power this time yesterday. Our only damage, I got a roof leak, which I already fixed. Everybody is blaming the power company for so much power loss. I'm no expert, but I think our entire system is vulnerable and they will never come up with money and a plan to fix it. The linemen are exemplary and I salute them and buy them an imaginary beer.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jul, 2024 09:26 pm
@edgarblythe,
Thanks for the update!
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2024 01:30 am
@edgarblythe,
I'm so glad you are back, you're one of my best buddies.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2024 03:35 am
@edgarblythe,
Glad your back and feeling empowered.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2024 06:05 am
Thank you for your kind comments. The first thing I saw on TV this morning, officials said that the threats against power workers only slows it all down. I don't know how many still are waiting.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2024 06:27 am
I,ve been in communication with PDiddie. He made it okay, wants to meet for lunch.
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2024 07:04 am
@edgarblythe,
Why are people threatening power workers??
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jul, 2024 07:43 am
@Mame,
Pure frustration, week of misery in 90 degree plus weather. Plus stupid.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jul, 2024 04:16 am
Some people will have to wait until the weekend to be restored. Local news did a story about the ones who have died from the heat. A group of small business owners have filed a lawsuit against the power company. The Governor was demanding answers.
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jul, 2024 12:51 pm
@edgarblythe,
Very interesting. I wonder how this will turn out? Fine the futility company, perhaps?
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jul, 2024 02:42 pm
Even though Beryl was barely a hurricane, Houston caught hell, especially from the flooding and downed power lines. From what I understand, flooding of the streets of Houston is not uncommon.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jul, 2024 05:09 pm
Houston was originally pretty much a swamp before the city was built. They made neighborhoods and such without much thought for flood control. The highways are constructed so they retain water instead of draining it away, so cars get stuck. Pretty much a typical clusterclump of non planning. The power system fails whenever we get a little weather.
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hightor
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2024 04:21 am
'We've had people brandishing AK-47s': Union urges stop to violent acts against CenterPoint workers

‘We are better than this:’ Officials call for end to violence, threats against linemen working to restore power
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2024 05:50 am
@hightor,
The local news feeds the rage by incessantly dwelling on the hardships, the heat, the deaths. They play it up instead of simply reporting the facts.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2024 08:54 am
@edgarblythe,
Really.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jul, 2024 09:29 am
@hightor,
we are no longer better than this... this is who we are now.

have a problem with someone or something?. just point your gun at it...
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