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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Power outages



NH is in its 4th largest power outage on record. It will take until Monday for most customers to receive their service. With temperatures dropping into the single digits some folks are in for a bad time.

Here in the northern part of the state it hasn't been very bad. We were far enough north and cold enough for the storm to be all snow. The southern part of the state started out with rain that turned over to heavy wet snow -perfect conditions for toppling trees.

Anyone living where the temperatures drop below freezing should have some kind of auxiliary heat. It's only prudent. Alternative electrical power generation is nice, but it's not as critical as being able to keep warm.

-Sixbears

6 comments:

  1. good to have backups as anything can create a local to regional blackout

    especially when it also effects gas stations, cell phone towers, and even city water systems just how the zombies go nuts....

    Wildflower

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    1. . . . at least it's too cold for zombies. But seriously, the systems we rely on fall apart pretty much all together.

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  2. Here in North Florida it normally would not be a life threatening situation. Staying indoors with a jacket you could survive OK. Myself, the fireplace and my supply of wood will make it a non-event.Yes a few extra blankets and a jacket is all we need.

    If I lived further north I would have a kerosene heater with an appropriate amount of fuel. Some here in my area only heat with kerosene heaters. I guess living down here has its advantages!

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    1. It does get cold enough in North Florida to be life threatening. I'm sure your fireplace makes all the difference between survival and comfort.

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  3. Wood keeps us nice 'n cozy.Warmed up to 10 degrees outside so far this morning!

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    1. 5 at my house this morning. 0 at the airport. brrrrrr.

      I'm hugging close to the woodstove this morning.

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