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megimoo
08-26-2011, 05:36 AM
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) announced in a press release on Wednesday that it is pre-mobilizing several hundred linemen and support staff from outside of BGEs service area to supplement its resources.

Some of these resources are expected to begin arriving in BGEs service area this evening, with more likely to arrive on Thursday and Friday, according to the news announcement.

BGE customers should prepare for the possibility of widespread, extended outages due to heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour knocking down whole trees and large tree limbs onto power lines. An event of this magnitude could leave some customers without power for multiple days, said BGE in the news announcement.

The current track of Hurricane Irene has its peak impact on BGEs service area from Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning. Customers could begin to experience outages on Saturday and may experience multiple outages even after the storm has cleared the system on Sunday due to weakened trees and tree limbs that may not fall until after the storm has left the area.



http://broadneck.patch.com/articles/potential-for-power-outages-this-weekend-with-hurricane-irene-2

megimoo
08-26-2011, 05:40 AM
Try the new FPL Power Tracker outage map

FPL Power Tracker
http://www.fplmaps.com/


When your power goes out, you need to know when it will be back on. Thats why FPL developed the online Power Tracker map to give you immediate answers. Power Tracker can tell you what caused your outage, how many customers are affected and when your power will be restored.

Power Tracker shows current outages across FPLs entire service territory. If your computer or Internet connection is down due to your outage, you can access Power Tracker on most smart phones or Internet devices, or call a friend to check the map for you. Simply go to www.FPLmaps.com and enter your address, city or ZIP code in the yellow-highlighted address bar. A triangle or cluster of triangles on the map represent an outage. Click on any triangle to learn:

http://www.fplblog.com/?p=618

linda22003
08-26-2011, 08:05 AM
We lost power for about 30 hours during Isabelle, in '03, and it was just a tropical storm at that point.

lacarnut
08-26-2011, 10:35 AM
We lost power for about 30 hours during Isabelle, in '03, and it was just a tropical storm at that point.

It is fun and games when you lose power for 7 or 8 days in scorching heat. Being hot and sweaty makes you appreciate the modern conveniences of today.

linda22003
08-26-2011, 10:40 AM
It is fun and games when you lose power for 7 or 8 days in scorching heat. Being hot and sweaty makes you appreciate the modern conveniences of today.

We had "MeatFest '03" when we had to grill most of what had defrosted in the freezer. :)