Series of Power Interruptions

@ARIES1973 (9541)
Legaspi, Philippines
August 30, 2012 8:24am CST
It's been several days already since we have been experiencing this power interruptions in this place. For the whole day, there is no electricity in the place. Good thing the Local government unit has its own generator set. When we came home at 5pm, there is no electricity yet in our boarding house and we have to wait till 11pm before the power would resume. It's really hard because we have to cook on a charcoal stove which would take a long time. How about you my friends, do you have an experience of black out that lasts for several days?
9 responses
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
30 Aug 12
That's very inconvenient. We are so used to using electricity for so many years, and a day of no power just sucks big time. Good thing, we don't have much around here, because our place is pretty close to the main power source in the island. We only have power interruptions when there are necessary fixings on the power lines.
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@ARIES1973 (9541)
• Legaspi, Philippines
31 Aug 12
And the worst thing is, because we are temporary in this place, we have all our things run by electricity. Electric stove, electric water heater and rice cooker. I hope problem regarding this thing will be solved as soon as possible because there are still a lot of reports which we had to finish before we couldgo home. Thanks for sharing your opinion jureathome!
• Philippines
31 Aug 12
That really sucks. It's like your life taken away from you. I do hope it'll be better real soon.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
30 Aug 12
I hate power interuptions especially the long one. So far no power interuptions in our place for past few months. It is really irritating especially when it is hot and my cellphone is low bat.
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@ARIES1973 (9541)
• Legaspi, Philippines
31 Aug 12
Yes, it really makes me sick! I have so many things to do and my laptop can not stay longer without power. Besides, it's really hot in our place. Thank you for sharing ardoy.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
30 Aug 12
We have had situations like this before. Awhile back now I believe 2003 we had the big blackout and went a few days without power. Its hard to adjust as we are so use to having the power. Imagine if it were in the middle of the winter.
@ARIES1973 (9541)
• Legaspi, Philippines
31 Aug 12
In our country, where we are always been a target of typhoons, we really experience this power interruptions. But at present, there is no calamity and yet the power supply is still a problem. Well, I just hope that evrything will be okay in the days to come.
30 Aug 12
Yes, we have experienced power outages in last few days but it was was short like 30 minutes. Sorry to hear about your situation...hoping that the power problem will be resolve the soonest.
@ARIES1973 (9541)
• Legaspi, Philippines
31 Aug 12
Yes I hope too. Because we still have a lot of things to do. We still got reports to be submitted before we end the training. Thank you for sharing kenneth.
@marguicha (97246)
• Chile
30 Aug 12
Hi friend, We usually don`t experience power interruptions where I live, but my city had no power for over 3 days after the latest big earthquake, in February 27, 2010. The worst was the food I had in the freezer I had to clean up later and throw away all fish and seafood. THe rest were ok, but I didn`t dare eat anything from the sea. I have a gas stove. I do have many electric gadgets in the kitchen, but I can do with the stove and some pots.
@ARIES1973 (9541)
• Legaspi, Philippines
31 Aug 12
It is really difficult if there is no electricicy. It happaened because the transformer was damaged and need to be replaced. Until now they can not find a replcement yet.
@dsw313 (321)
• Philippines
1 Sep 12
power interruptions is normal here in our place, it will take 1 second then it will resume, bad for me when I still don't have a back-up battery for my pc :(, then sometimes it will take 1 whole day. We are in a province, so expect power outage when there's a strong typhoon or continuous heavy rains. We even experienced not having electricity for a month in 2004 because a strong typhoon destroyed almost all electricity posts in the mountains. For me, I will be totally pissed off if this happens again even for 1-2 days, because I am working online. And I don't have a generator at home :)
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
1 Sep 12
If power goes out here it's usually during the summer when it gets so hot that too many people are using their air conditioners and other appliances. But it doesn't stay off that long. Last year, during winter we had a nasty storm. It didn't affect my community but a friend of mine lived in a town where electricity was off for a week. It was pretty hard but they got through it.
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
31 Aug 12
I think there may be some major power failure or power related maintenance happening around and hope it will resume shortly. Here in our area, the power shortage is more in recent years. As I live away form city for 60 kms. we got power cuts for 2+2 hras a day, ie 2 hrs. in the morning form 11 to 1 pm and from evening 4 to 6. As we got less rains this years it got increased to 3+3 and it is really horrible. Anyway, there is rains for last 2-3 days and which may cause improve the water levels in the dam and which will result in less power cuts. But the people in the city areas neve face the power problems and we have 24 hrs. electricity supply.
@toniganzon (51632)
• Philippines
31 Aug 12
Every weekend whenever I go home to my parents' house, there's always power interruption. Good thing though, that we have our very own gen set, so it really doesn't bother me much except for the fact that we won't be able to use the air conditioner.