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Got woken up by thunder last night. Went to the front door to see how much rain we were getting and there was a BIG thunderclap nearby. *POP* all was dark. Fortunately Xcel apparently already had a truck in this area as it was back on an hour later. Looks like we need to get that backup generator we've been talking about sooner than after the weather cools. This is the third weather related outage we've had this year. Also the shortest by far.
That sounds like a plan Terre. We haven't had a blackout in a very long time owing to weather conditions, but then Con Ed reduces power during the summer when the temps get too high, which does help "most" of us to retain our power. Some folks aren't quite as lucky, but Con Ed is trying.
Absolutely! I remember all too well a couple/three major blackouts years (more likely decades) ago. They were not fun at all. Luckily only one happened during the hot summer months, so those that didn't were more an inconvenience, than uncomfortable.
I've been hoping I can somehow afford one of those natural gas emergency generators. Like a UPS, they nearly instantly power up, and they can power your entire home. but I think one for my place would cost at least $3,000. Not including installation. So I just keep hoping and wishing.