Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Breaking: Major power outage in Annapolis MD. Reports of "fire in the sky"

Posted on 12/20/2012 6:28:26 PM PST by icwhatudo

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-200201-216 next last
To: ThomasThomas
Maryland. => MArYlANd. => MA Y AN .

It's over.

101 posted on 12/20/2012 7:13:18 PM PST by Ken H
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: Cowgirl of Justice
I am so on edge here- surrounded by 100+ year old oak trees.

Not a good place to be. I love trees as much as the next guy, but I don't want any within falling distance of my house.

I have seen what happens and it ain't good.

102 posted on 12/20/2012 7:14:26 PM PST by Ditto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: TomGuy

Good point. Is it Australia that will see the 21st first?


103 posted on 12/20/2012 7:15:32 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 72 | View Replies]

To: wolficatZ

Good catch!


104 posted on 12/20/2012 7:17:32 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: niteowl77

I hope it gets here before I have to move the snow in the morning.

For heaven’s sake, don’t try this.
http://uvideo100.com/roof.html


105 posted on 12/20/2012 7:18:15 PM PST by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing

Thousands of homes throughout Anne Arundel County are without electricity Thursday night after unexplained blue and green lights filled the skyline just before 9 p.m.The outages seem to be concentrated in the greater Annapolis region, and the lights flickered in other communities including Severn, Odenton, Crofton and Bowie. "We have no working incidents right now," said Lt. Keith Hamilton of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Firefighters and paramedics are responding to multiple alarms from Crownsville and Annapolis though, Hamilton said. "I've never seen anything like this complete loss of power," said Annapiols Mayor Josh Cohen. In the video shot by Edgewater resident Gus Baganz from a home overlooking the South River, residents react in shock as the blue and green lights filled the sky for about 30 seconds.

http://broadneck.patch.com/articles/video-massive-power-outages-in-anne-arundel#video-12661183
106 posted on 12/20/2012 7:18:40 PM PST by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 98 | View Replies]

To: doorgunner69

That nails it.


107 posted on 12/20/2012 7:19:21 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: SnakeDoctor

I wonder if a Mayan apocolapse wouldn’t be better than what’s going on now.


108 posted on 12/20/2012 7:19:41 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: _Jim

Are you talking main lines, or local service lines? ~


109 posted on 12/20/2012 7:19:50 PM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 97 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

Same thing happened in my home town a couple of years ago - MASSIVE flash that lit up the sky. Took ‘em 4-5 days to get back on-line. But, that was ‘cuz the gear had already been sceduled to be replaced with a newer system.

Instead of replacing with existing systems, they had the newer system trucked in, and replaced the equipment a year ahead of schedule.


110 posted on 12/20/2012 7:19:50 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HollyB

WASHINGTON - A power outage in Anne Arundel County, including the Annapolis Mall, caused confusion Thursday night and left more than 46,000 people in the dark.

“Baltimore Gas and Electric tells WTOP that “two main feeders into Annapolis” are down and crews are on the way. The cause is not yet confirmed.

Some reports have said there is a fire surrounding the outage, by BGE hasn’t confirmed any such report and Anne Arundel Fire said they haven’t received any calls from BGE regarding a fire.”

http://wtop.com/81/3166596/Massive-power-outage-in-Anne-Arundel-Co-leaves-many-confused


111 posted on 12/20/2012 7:20:30 PM PST by HollyB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 99 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

WTOP is talking about it. I was just in the car. They have ‘listen live’ on their website at www.wtop.com


112 posted on 12/20/2012 7:20:30 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing

Nearly 50,000 now without power


113 posted on 12/20/2012 7:20:36 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 106 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

It’s the end of MArYlANd !

(with the exception of a few MD FReepers, that really wouldn’t be the end of the world)


114 posted on 12/20/2012 7:21:04 PM PST by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JouleZ

If it doesn’t happen until 2038 I won’t get to see it. And that pisses me off.


115 posted on 12/20/2012 7:21:42 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 90 | View Replies]

To: stevio

Well that was a waste of time.:>)


116 posted on 12/20/2012 7:21:42 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 100 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

Solar flare?


117 posted on 12/20/2012 7:21:54 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cowgirl of Justice
We are having major wind here in Ga too.

The wind blew here too last night, power has been out since then.

118 posted on 12/20/2012 7:23:01 PM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

Prayers for warmth, safety and protection for them.


119 posted on 12/20/2012 7:23:38 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 113 | View Replies]

To: GSP.FAN

If it was a waste of money, does it really matter? LOL


120 posted on 12/20/2012 7:24:06 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

Now showing live, in Annapolis, “When the Amish Attack”, with a cast of dozens, whip-armed buggies, and the sounds of “Get thee out of the way, English”.


121 posted on 12/20/2012 7:24:17 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txnativegop

I should have spent it on hookers booze and fast cars.


122 posted on 12/20/2012 7:28:31 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 120 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

47,216

Listen live:

http://wtop.com/?nid=706


123 posted on 12/20/2012 7:30:37 PM PST by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 113 | View Replies]

To: HollyB
“Baltimore Gas and Electric tells WTOP that “two main feeders into Annapolis” are down and crews are on the way. The cause is not yet confirmed.


124 posted on 12/20/2012 7:32:15 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 111 | View Replies]

To: GSP.FAN

well there is that. LOL


125 posted on 12/20/2012 7:32:15 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 122 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

Jack- nice to know another filkfan on FR!

Black Powder and Alcohol is one fave of mine.


126 posted on 12/20/2012 7:32:15 PM PST by DBrow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: _Jim

Calm down, Jim.


127 posted on 12/20/2012 7:33:46 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 97 | View Replies]

To: Ken H
Maryland. => MArYlANd. => MA Y AN .

It's over.

ROTFLMAO! Who knew I was at ground zero for the apocalypse? It's always good to go first. None of that paralyzing fear, wailing & gnashing of teeth torture stuff while you watch all your fellow humans get wiped out before it's your turn.

128 posted on 12/20/2012 7:33:55 PM PST by MCH
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 101 | View Replies]

To: JPG

stay alert, could be false flag in the making.


129 posted on 12/20/2012 7:34:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo
4 transformers blew up in Annapolis -not the end of world but its freaking them out with all the end of world BS.

I knew that was the kind of excuses we would hear. ;^)

130 posted on 12/20/2012 7:35:05 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 1_Rain_Drop

prayers for folks there to stay warm and safe.


131 posted on 12/20/2012 7:39:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 119 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

I feel sorry for anyone there without a gun.

Oh, never mind, they can call the police if there’s a problem. LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL.


132 posted on 12/20/2012 7:40:17 PM PST by BobL (Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21... (whatever the hell that is))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

I can’t think of a better night for terrorist attacks. I assume the feds are looking at it in the same way. But not doin’ too much assumin’.


133 posted on 12/20/2012 7:40:17 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 129 | View Replies]

To: wolficatZ
Murrrr
134 posted on 12/20/2012 7:43:10 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: MCH

I drove over the Bay Bridge just northeast of Annapolis about 2 hours ago. It was raining pretty good and very windy. Not sure if the weather had anything to do with the outage.

My friends on FB who live in Naptown are freaking out, but my parents in Millersville still have power. I came over to Ocean City so when the tsunami hits tomorrow I will get one last awesome ride. My surfboard is waxed and ready to go!


135 posted on 12/20/2012 7:43:22 PM PST by CollegeRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 128 | View Replies]

To: Theoria; RedMDer
Damn Mayans Marylanders.

Anybody seen Red?

136 posted on 12/20/2012 7:43:34 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

All the stupid Obama thugs talking about looting stores in Indianapolis right now on Twitter..


137 posted on 12/20/2012 7:44:19 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Terry Mross

I’m in Baton Rouge and we have had one hell of a wind since yesterday evening. Dogs wanted out at 0400 and it sounded like a freight train rolling through the back yard!


138 posted on 12/20/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by joesjane ((The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: Terry Mross
I wonder if a Mayan apocolapse wouldn’t be better than what’s going on now.

Maybe, that is why I am so at ease over all this end of the world crap.

139 posted on 12/20/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 108 | View Replies]

To: 1_Rain_Drop
Is there smoke on the water?

Did Frank Zappa and the Mothers have the best place around?

140 posted on 12/20/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing
OK, so when the power went off we saw something I've never seen before

the sky did not flash, light lightning or something blowing up, it just diffused with colors that changed from one spectrum to another, like northern lights

Intense blues of different shades, green, purple, if there was red I was too shocked to notice. The diffuse from one color to another was a fade, then brighten, not a flash

the house power came up weakly as the sky brightened, then everything went black after about a 2 minute light show

I told the kids it seemed like a solar flare, like northern lights, but it affected the electric power

power back on now and super juiced, but the kids are afraid and are sleeping in the family room tonight..me too! LOL

If this had to happen I wish it didn't happen on this date!

141 posted on 12/20/2012 7:45:34 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 106 | View Replies]

To: CollegeRepublican

Hwy 441 over the smokes was closed for 100mph winds. Just keep up and be ready.


142 posted on 12/20/2012 7:46:37 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 135 | View Replies]

To: wolficatZ

Has anyone alerted Indiana?


143 posted on 12/20/2012 7:47:11 PM PST by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 137 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/massive-power-outage-plunges-annapolis-into-dark/article_1ebef05e-6c79-5efe-8b27-44ebd6118c61.html


144 posted on 12/20/2012 7:48:48 PM PST by Mozilla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cowgirl of Justice

I live in GA, but am out of state for the holidays. What general area are you in? Just wondering how my house is holding up.


145 posted on 12/20/2012 7:49:46 PM PST by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf

That sounds so strange.

Hug those kids tight! :)


146 posted on 12/20/2012 7:49:46 PM PST by smoothsailing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 141 | View Replies]

To: NoCmpromiz; Theoria; RedMDer

Post 84. He didn’t do it! ;-)


147 posted on 12/20/2012 7:50:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 136 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation
but not to any Ravens fans

Thought for a minute there you might be from an anti-Art Modell part of the country but you're a couple of hundred miles further west...

148 posted on 12/20/2012 7:50:38 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 60 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

Earth to Captain Kirk:

Ship’s phasers missed WH.

Is Scotty on the hooch again?


149 posted on 12/20/2012 7:53:48 PM PST by fattigermaster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HokieMom

Thanks for the link to WTOP listen live.


150 posted on 12/20/2012 7:55:08 PM PST by amom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 112 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-200201-216 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson