Anyone Else Experiencing Power Failures?

Canada
April 12, 2013 7:45pm CST
My mother called me this morning to see if this stupid weather knocked out our hydro. At the time it hadn't, but as soon as we got off the phone, something flickered, and then it was GONE. Blech! Went back to sleep till it came back on, and then went about my day. At 4:00 I went downtown to have a cup of coffee and get some stuff at the drug store, came back home, worked a bit. Tried to call my mother, and the line was busy. Tried again, finally got through. No power up there where she lives. She lives about an hour North of me, on a little hobby farm out in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately there's a lot of crappy water (and I use the term literally!!!) in her basement, because the damn sump pump stopped working. There are REASONS why I don't live in the country! LOL They don't have water either. I guess they'll be drinking beer, all weekend. haha I think Mom's going to end up taking her big water bottles and going to some place with water, to get them filled up. It's her and Dave's dream come true to live on that farm out there, but on a night like this without clean water, and shoveling crap out of the basement, I bet she'd love to be able to trade place with me, right now. LOL I really love living right in the middle of town, and very closeto the police station. The way Mom tells it, Guelph, and a few other places in Ontario are lucky enough to have power, but there are issues from here all the way to Ottawa. I'd love to know what the folks in the USA are experiencing now.
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• Canada
13 Apr 13
Hi Yes it sure was quite the ice storm we had I have trees that were so heavy with the freezing rain a lot of the branches came off because of it. We had no hydro this morning but it came back and my son's phone was out he is also further north I guess it was bad everywhere.
• Canada
13 Apr 13
At your mention of "hydro" it sure sounds like you're in Canada! LOL My American husband took forever to get used to our word for "electricity." hahahaha We had branches falling too. This is the craziest "spring" ever!
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• Canada
13 Apr 13
Lol you are so correct I always forget that most countries do say electricity rather than hydro (nothing like giving myself away) lol. I had actually started a discussion a few weeks ago and I made sure that I had said electricity because if I had said Hydro no one would know what the heck I was talking about. We sure are lucky to live in this great country DanishCanadian.
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@BarBaraPrz (20561)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Apr 13
Hydro's much easier to say, too!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
13 Apr 13
WE escaped the power failure but just west of here many town went without light and heat.....they had the underground lines but the lines bringing the electricty into town were down....a few years ago we did lose power for a few days.
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@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
Hi there Danishcanadian! We are also experiencing power failures for the past few days here in the Philippines. Good thing that we are living here in Manila and it's rare that power failure last for more than an hour. It is different when we were in the province for vacation two weeks ago. The power failure lasted for hours. It's okay except for the heat.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
13 Apr 13
I went out to get some cash to pay our geek for some work and fill up the car. I was in a tee shirt and jeans...
@BarBaraPrz (20561)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Apr 13
I haven't heard of any issues here in Hamilton. The sun even came out as it was going down yesterday.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
13 Apr 13
for sure we are experiencing terrible failures at morning time and it causing wreak and havoc like anything all the time
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Apr 13
Hi, I may not in the USA, I am from the Philippines, the place I thought has always been like the scenario you just described. I was thinking Canada is a good place to be at, or maybe you got the bad side of it. Power failures, flooding and low water supply is also common here but in my particular town, these things are now minimal. We have the biggest coal-fired plant right in our backyard and we have water 24/7 with pressure that can bust lesser pipes, thanks to the government programs initiated by our town leaders, even far flung farms can have it too.
@gloamglozer (1285)
• Australia
13 Apr 13
I'm not from Canada or the United States but I haven't had a power failure in a year I think. Maybe even longer. There have been floods and and heavy rain though.