People still without power 7 days after the snow storm

@bjc66bjc (6745)
United States
November 5, 2011 9:02pm CST
I first must say "I am truly truly gratful that I don't live in any of the areas who still do not have power...There was a snow storm in the tri-state area 7 days and millions of people still no heat...no hot water..can't cook and these are families....this is terrible...even the governers are trying to charges against local utility companies...many of the children couldn't go to school for a few days,,,holloween was cancelled...not because of snow but because of down power lines and down trees blocking street and roads... How fortunate are you...or are in one of those areas??
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@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
6 Nov 11
Well, first of all, I must admit, it would be pretty frustrating. But I can't even IMAGINE going through it with my girlfriend. She gets all upset during a four hour power outage. But I do agree, it's the thing that, we are so used to having it, we build our life around it, when we don't have it for that long, not only do we have to do without, there is a lot of food that will be have to be thrown out and we have to go out and replace it and we don't get it for free. So yes, I really feel for those people who have been without electricity for 7 days.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
6 Nov 11
Yes you are so right Marty...its not like not only do you worry about trying to stay warm . but cooking, ironing work clothes and keeping your food is just crazy...and having to repace it is costly and then if u have a freezer full of food....terrible
@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
6 Nov 11
Right now we are in the clear. Some years we get hit really badly with ice. In the spring it seems more often than in the fall and winter.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
6 Nov 11
thats great...I tell you in this area we really don't get hit to hard either,but upstate New York is locally known as Snowville USA....
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
6 Nov 11
My Brother's in-laws are in Ct,and got hit with these conditions-They'd been hit that way before,and this time around He told me they were planning for winter by getting a propane fuelled generator installed for their place..they'd gotten the generator installed ok,but the installers hadn't gotten around to linking up the gas supply when the snow hit!
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
6 Nov 11
wow...thats a perfect example that if you don't get hit from the left take a wuick look to the right...I hope they get power soo,,, Its way past due....
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
13 Nov 11
Hi there Bjc66bjc! Oh, that must be really hard. I have experienced having no electricity supply here in our area when Typhoon Frank came and it took about a month before we had it back. It was really hard and schools had to close and took at least two weeks before they re-open and had to conduct classes even in the absence of electricity. It was really hard. During the days that we have no classes, though, we did enjoy our free time and it seemed like we went back to the basics. We spend time swimming on the river, in a falls, playing the guitar and singing, going on picnics and just bonding with the whole family. I'm sorry about those people who have to put up with it though, especially the children. It's hard when it's too hot and there are just a lot of mosquitoes flying around.
• United States
7 Nov 11
Thank god we have not lost our power or we would be in the back yard cooking out with adrian. He is dying to have another cook out. I just am glad being we are next to Connecticut that we were not hit as well.
@Rosa26 (2620)
• United States
6 Nov 11
My uncle and aunt live there in CT but thanks God they didn't have any problem with the electricity, they have all the services with normality,and they are helping my other family whose services are out so they can cook and take shower, and turn on the heating in my uncle's house, I hope the services be restablished soon.