12 hours of Black OUT! :-)

Philippines
July 14, 2010 3:11am CST
Hello Lotters, Yup, Power just got back on time. well, I wasn't in the mood to continue mylotting last night i decided to sleep early, until this rain started pouring and some how it gotten stronger ang stronger. I went outside, and nothing seems to be damage in one of the roofs but as i got back inside i still hear some steel noise, for some reason it isn't our house anymore. the noise is so loud that i decided to use ear plugs instead just to minimize it. hours later i felt that my electric fan doesn't work no more but the winds are strong so i use that to sleep. I woke up this morning and i saw tons of leaves, and small branches. and that rear end roof from our neighbors went almost up(more like their roof was talking all night with that noise), so that's where the noise came from. My mom was surprise that i was able to sleep. i went up and start cleaning the place, and guard against irresponsible trash throwers and good thing, no one dared threw something. I hope now we got back Electricity pretty soon we will have water back on line. It's a miracle that i was able to survive hours with out INTERNET.
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12 responses
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Good for you for having 12 hours of Black out, in my place that was 24 hours. And there was a recurring black out in the afternoon after the electricity got back. I was scared on the first night that Typhoon Basyang affected Metro Manila, i thought it will land on Batangas or Aurora, something like that. I did not sleep that Wednesday 12am up to 8am, because I want to know if our roof will be thrown by the wind. My parents and siblings had a good night sleep even there was a typhoon outside and we have no electricity. I was taking care of my pets. I was with them in one part of my bed because they were all scared of the sound. Gladly they fall asleep at 4am after being scared. And I can't sleep at 6am because I have to clean the house. Good thing there was no flood, only frightening wind.
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• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Hello grecy, unfortunately, my pets were outside when that happened. my mom busted me for hiding my cat inside that she shooed it outside. they were fine but the house wasn't that i had to clean it up the whole day, which was time consuming while the power is out. well, the other side of the house was flooded because of poor drainage.
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
I can't take living my pets outside. That was the worst that might happen to me
@greenpeas (999)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Yes, it was like a torture. it's terrible enough that you worry what destruction the storm may bring, and then there's no power so no internet and no TV plus no lights and no electric fan/aircon(this makes me think its better to buy one of those back-up battery-operated radios or emergency kit in case of situations like this).
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• Philippines
14 Jul 10
well, I wasn't really that upset, i guess there are times where i should lay down and relax because i could also really used some mylot break too.at least for a day, i think. you know after several years, i get to listen to radios again
14 Jul 10
Your correct, Basyang is a real torture starting last night and ended almost 9pm. It is just fine for me with out electricity but without water i could not last, since our place use overhead water tank that pumps underground that means no electricity no water, what a headache. But still we are lucky because nothing happened to our little old house.
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Hay naku! Same here. It started 1:30 in the morning and the power came back at passed 7:00... This is really a bad day or me!
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• Philippines
14 Jul 10
i can understand you're frustration. i have how ever learn to wait no matter frustrating it can be. well, no point being angry now, the power is backhope you have nice day lotting
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Thanks...It's not just about the power interruption..but thanks! I appreciate your concern.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
16 Jul 10
Twelve hours, wow! We had a black out the night before last which lasted from 7.30 p.m. until 3.30 a.m. and that was the longest we’ve had in a long time! I was online when all the lights went out; I was just about to hit the ‘submit’ button and lodge my husband’s tax return. Fortunately I managed to get the battery in my laptop as the lights started to flicker so I left my laptop on standby all night and managed to save all the information I had just typed in which was a lot and rather complicated; I would have hated to have lost everything because it took ages to do; luckily I managed to send it through the next morning...We used to pride ourselves in the fact that we rarely had blackouts but lately we’ve had a few, goodness knows why...Glad you caught up on sleep...Surviving without the Net is always pretty tough, I was feeling a little edgy the other night as I sat in the dark waiting for the electricity to be restored.
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• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Hello paula, as for loosing internet, i get the chance to do something else. well, expect the unexpected. at least try to loose power once a month to get used to possible future black outs. makes me wonder, maybe i should buy my own laptop for emergencies. and probably subscribe to my own internet on the phone just to be sure.
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• United States
19 Jul 10
I could not servive that long without internet. 12 hours would be like me and a dog fighting, it will take time. That didngt make and scence did it? I didn't think so.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
Well, good to know that you're safe. Here in our place, power was restored just this midnight, so we have no electricity for exactly 24 hours. And add to that, internet just got back just this morning. But I'm so glad that the storm didn't make that much damage even in other areas. Just like you, it's really a miracle that I survived without internet for a day. Just when I was in the mood to do mylotting, power went out. LOL...
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
hello dhangski, Yes were safe here.how about you? were you safe there? we are blessed unlike those who were affected by floods. i feel sorry for them.survived with out using internet? for a day? well, i spent the night with out internet, but i guess it's a good excuse for me to do other things
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Wow, thank God you're safe. As for me and my kids, we're safe, but until now, my internet signal is still unstable. So glad that I had logged on now here in myLot. unlike last week.
• Philippines
16 Jul 10
I can not imagine how you could have slept while Basyang was battering around you. It kept us awake till early morning because of the howling of the wind and the sound of all sorts of things being strewn on the roof. We feared too that our roof might give way to the strong winds and be carried off too. Electricity was cut off in our place 5 hours short of two days. We had to sleep through a night without a fan to cool us and ward off the mosquitoes. Our cellphones are also almost drained and there is no way to charge them. Internet service is down too because of the power outage so we had to go the nearest mall to check and reply to our emails. It was only last night at around 7pm that we got power back on.
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Hello blunge, I hate mosquitos, not to mention it's dark it would be so hard to squash them while they are busy sucking your blood well, the same thing after a whole day of black out but at least at that time, things where getting better and better. i hated it when the power goes back on at night
@iwinagain (546)
15 Jul 10
I have experienced blackouts before at home. I did not panic and was not frightened at all when it happened. We had flashlights and candles prepared for this event. Fortunately, no one got hurt and when the electricity came back, we were happy.
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Hello there, yeah, we shouldn't panic. i mean, we are too much attached to technology that any unattached to it causes us to be considered lost. this is why old radios and game boards shouldn't be thrown away because it could be sound usefull when the black out strikes
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
You're lucky, you only suffered 12 hours of blackout. Power was restored in my area only after 22 hours. It was so inconvenient and I think I suffered some sort of internet withdrawal. I contented myself by using my phone to check my emails and keep up with the news thru anc alerts. We were so starved for news that when power was restored, we were all surfing the channels for news. I did not know it was possible to miss Mike Enriquez shouting the news in 24 Oras.
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
hello advocate, that's almost two days with no electricity. well, when the power came back there was problems with the channels too. yeah, it's nice to watch Mike Enriquez. but actually, i enjoyed doing stuff without power because i got to do house choirs. not to mention those poops i need to take out from my pets
@Hatley (164448)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jul 10
hi letran wow some storm and shut off electricity and water., my goodness'that was too bad. I am so addicted to the net that if I am off for any reason I get really antsy. We had the lights off awhile back but only for half an hours. I thought I could reset'mny modem and router but after trying three times I cou ld see something else more was wrong. I finally got hold of my son who came over that afternoon and found I had a loose cable to my modem so that was all that was wrong and he tightened it and reset the modem and the router . Then I was back on'the net again.boy did that feel good and was soon mylotting a lot too.
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
hello hatley, that's because electrical post are changed every once in a decade and some wires connected actually illegal. well, in some other parts of my country, storms forced to create power loss for more than six hours. i like to mylot too.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
15 Jul 10
Hi Letran! Welcome Back! I'm sorry to hear that you had lost your electricity for so many hours! That is so terrible especially when it is so hot out. I guess the best thing to do was to go to sleep! I don't know what I would have done either if I wasn't able to be on the Internet or at least read! So far we have been luck where I live and haven't lost power yet! But, the Summer has just started and we have already had a week where the temps have been over 100 degrees so I will keep my fingers crossed that we keep our power on! There have been alot of areas around where I live that have had power outages for days at a time! I am hoping that never happens to us!
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
thank god it wasn't that hot here when the power went out. well, it happens. but here when ever there's storm, expect days of power outage or black outs. well, regards to summer some power plants just can't helped but loose power to prevent.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
well just like you its 12 hours on this area to. i survived because of my gadgets and handhelds without it i think i might go insane. and of course their is the small battery powered fan but it cant really help.
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
Hello pakoo, well, my mom has the small battery powered fan but only small enough for one person. as for me since it was cold i just tried to sleep because of the strong winds. well, i didn't use any gadgets at all. except just reading the news paper in the morning. i wish i had my old motorola phoen fix so that i could text some one.