Skip to comments.About 630,000 (in CT) Without Power
Posted on 08/28/2011 8:28:49 AM PDT by matt04
The power companies are already dealing with thousands of outages as Irene moves toward Connecticut Sunday.
The storm has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the impact is being felt by more than half a million people who have no power.
More than 531,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers were in the dark early Sunday morning. Winds are too high in some areas for CL&P crews to respond. Connecticut has some of the most heavily-wooded areas in the region, and one of the most wooded power service areas in the country, according to CL&P.Crews will not be able to respond until winds lessen.
At last check, 91,000 United Illuminating customers were without power, but the site was not working as of 11 a.m. That means the more trees that come down during Irene, the more likely they will pull power lines down with them.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcconnecticut.com ...
The current plain text outage report: http://www.cl-p.com/outage/mobile.aspx
The full map isn't working right now: http://www.cl-p.com/outage/outagemap.aspx
Looks nasty. The crews will be busy for quite a while, I'd guess.
Sitting here in the woods of northeast CT. if it weren’t for the whole-house generator we had put in last year, we’d be pretty screwed. 84% of the town I live in is w/o power and I’m guessing it’ll be days before they get thing fixed.
Commander 0bungles has organized a special FEMA Alarmist Response Team (FART) out to reset all of their digital clocks once the power is restored so everyone rest easy.
Found this handy site while Texas has been suffering rolling black-outs.It has links to every state’s power outage maps.Not sure how up to date they all are..but it is nice to have them all in one place.
Texas has been through the massive power outages due to storms, many times. I heard on the news (TX) that our linemen were heading up north to be of help to restore power. Prayers and best to all who are being effected by the outages.
Kids keep bugging me to play Wii. Not interested.
I have no idea when utility power will be back.
Maybe Gov. Malloy can tax the electricity back into service in CT.
Nobody needs to report the power is out, they already know it.
Before they turn the power back on they will check all the lines to every meter to make sure no one gets fried when they do turn it back on.
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