We Had 9 Hours Blackout This Day

How nice to live in this place, coo ambiance
@cacay1 (32536)
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
April 17, 2016 9:45am CST
Our blackout started seven o'clock in the morning and ended five o' clock in the evening. It was a very long blackout.My head was aching very badly. I was searching for a fan or aircon. My young nephews ages 4, and 5 cried and shouted. I bought 3 fans that require only batteries to stop the babies from crying desperately.They calm down when see the fans.They were able to sleep in the day.I am very late in my task here. When shall our problem of blackout end? The feeling sucks. Photo Credit: Pinterest
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
That was too long.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Apr 16
@LdeL1318, Too long indeed. I cannot describe the situation.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
@cacay1 we sometimes experience that too.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Apr 16
@LdeL0318 not easy to manage.
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@Marcyaz (35747)
• United States
17 Apr 16
I cannot even imagine how awful it would be to have no air when it is hot. Those poor babies, glad they were able to calm down when they saw the fans. Does anyone know when the blackouts will end.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Apr 16
@Marcyaz, We don't know when this end, maybe when it rains severally here.
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@Marcyaz (35747)
• United States
17 Apr 16
@cacay1 Then it could go on for a long time, how sad that is. Do you not have any wind towers there?
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@Marcyaz , I do not know about wind towers here.It could be impossible. We live in a very flat land .Maybe in the mountainous areas. As long as drought continues, blackout continues, very sad, scary hotness of the day.
• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Apr 16
I am so sorry, I hope things are better now for you. Black outs are terrible, especially in the heat!
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Apr 16
@LovingMyBabies, It is truly terrible. I cannot describe our feelings at home. We were so restless. I took a bath 4 times a day.
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@RasmaSandra (16629)
• Riga, Latvia
17 Apr 16
@cacay1 hope the blackout doesn't repeat itself. I know that can be horrid in hot weather.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@RasmaSandra Our power supply is getting thinner, so blackout continues, again this day in the afternoon.Too bad to think about this marathon blackout.
@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 Apr 16
Oh my goodness,that is terrible,what do they have for excuse/explanation for the blackouts?
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Apr 16
@niniam, Accrding to our Department of Energy, the source for water supply for current and power plants are getting thinner.We are scheduled for a marathon blackout here in our region.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 Apr 16
@cacay1 That`s terrible, people with food in freezers will lose food.Im glad we never have any blackouts here
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@miniam , You are lucky. We are having here only 2 seasons sunny and rainy.We do not stock fish and meat to ref this time.We'll have another blackout here this afternoon from 2-9 in the evening.
@kevin1877uk (36941)
17 Apr 16
Glad that it's now back, 9 hours is a long time.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@kevin18hours.77uk, Very true, long hours, weary and restless hours.
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@kevin1877uk (36941)
18 Apr 16
@cacay1 I sure it was, glad it all back now. Does it happen often?
@louievill (18130)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
Terrible, poor kids i wonder what will happen if that occurs during election day
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@louievill, We already have in our mind what to happen if backout occurs during election, very sure of fraud results. I hate our politics full of liars, cheaters, unconcerned,
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@sharon6345 (118630)
• United States
17 Apr 16
That was a very long time without power. how do you cook and keep your food safe..
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Apr 16
@sharon, We cook through our gasul. We cooked all the beef during lunch, it might spoil.
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@Corbin5 (100230)
• United States
17 Apr 16
That is far too long to wait for power! I do hope this does not happen again and again.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
17 Apr 16
@Corbin5, It was too long blackout. We are so afraid here what if next day blackout again.
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@gudheart (12754)
18 Apr 16
Oh no sounds awful :( Luckily I have never experienced black out more than a few minutes.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@gudheart, It was too long my friend and so hard to deal for a very hot climate.
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@gudheart (12754)
18 Apr 16
@cacay1 I can imagine, so much harder when it is humid :(
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@gudheart , So true, better be snowy than too much hot temperature.
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• United States
18 Apr 16
That is a long black out, what did you do during this time, to keep busy?
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@CookieMonster46, We went to malls to cool ourselves.We cannot survive at home, super hot.
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• United States
21 Apr 16
@cacay1 I don't blame you
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr 16
@CookieMonster46 We cannot withstand the hot climate.
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@karjatwala (1135)
• Pune, India
18 Apr 16
Earlier we too have power problems and used to have 3 hours of power shut down every day. But since the last few years, we are having 24x7 power unless there is some maintenance work going on.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@karjatwala, Better you there 3 hours, ours here, 9 very long weary and restless hours.The reason is the long drought, the power supply is getting thinner.
• Pune, India
18 Apr 16
@cacay1 that 3 hours was also more than 5 years back, now there is no problems as such.
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• Pune, India
18 Apr 16
@cacay1 We are having draught problem in India, our place getting water every alternate day. But some places it is very severe, water once every fortnight only.
@Shiva49 (12093)
• Singapore
17 Apr 16
It is so hot now and it is cruel to have these blackouts - hope you do not have such long spells again - siva
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@Shiva49,S cruel indeed, and we'll have a marathon of blackouts here,so very bad.
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@Shiva49 (12093)
• Singapore
18 Apr 16
@cacay1 Time to install solar panels to run at least the fans! I know it is not cheap - siva
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@Shiva49 I'm going to inquire about solar panel.If not, just a small generator.
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@dodo19 (31996)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Apr 16
That's definitely a long time for a blackout. I can't imagine how you managed. It's been a while since we had a blackout last that long.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@dodo19, It was hard to manage. I bought three fans that require only batteries.I had a headache yesterday.This afternoon here to evening another blackout. We might stay in malls.
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@dodo19 (31996)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Apr 16
@cacay1 At this rate, it may seem like retreating to a mall may be a good idea.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@dodo19 , yes, that is true mall remains so cool despite power interruption, there is backup generator.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
Very very bad! I can feel how hot it is without any electric fan, and you can do almost nothing the whole day! I kept on insisting that the government should use alternative power sources that are earth-friendly! My friend, you can look for solar panels that can run electric fans for the babies.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@acelawrites, Where could we buy them friend? It is not easy to mange.It gives too much headaches.We'll have another blackout this afternoon to evening. What shall we do here? It makes life miserable.
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@acelawrites (10933)
• Philippines
18 Apr 16
@cacay1 They are available even in some hardware stores or electronic stores. One had it in Facebook, the Beltran Solar. I think they deliver even in the provinces. They conducted a product demo. here in our place and I just wish we could have it in our home.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@acelawrites Really? I will go to mall tomorrow. I hope I can afford. Thanks my dear.
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@yalul070 (1754)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Apr 16
Oh I feel bad for you, my friend. Looks like your energy problem will be a more common thing. I remember when I was still a kid, we were lucky if there was electricity. I can't remember anymore how I survived those days.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@yalul070, yes my dear, I was not feeling well yesterday, 9 hours too long.Good for you, no blackout. We have here marathon blackout.
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@yalul070 (1754)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@cacay1 looks like the rotating brownouts also affect you. i guess we in Luzon are still lucky.
@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
18 Apr 16
Black outs are so irritating especially when there are kids in the house.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@Scindhia, You are right, the children do not understand and they just cry.
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@maezee (31567)
• United States
17 Apr 16
Was it a blackout as in no electricity? If so thats awful! What was the cause of that? Hopefully its back on. Sounds terrible.
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@antonbunot (9506)
• Calgary, Alberta
17 Apr 16
Man, I heard it is really hot in the Philippines right now! That is a beautiful picture you posted!
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@antonbunot, It is super hot here these days now. We do not know where to go.The beaches are so hot too.
@marlina (71303)
• Canada
17 Apr 16
I didn't realize that there was such a thing as a battery operated fan.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@marlina, We have it here fans that require only batteries.They are not that so big.We stock many batteries.We'll have here another blackout this afternoon to evening. We no longer like this experience.
@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
17 Apr 16
That was far too long to be without power, no wonder the children were uncomfortable before you bought the fans.
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@cacay1 (32536)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Apr 16
@jaboUK, We'll have another schedule of blackout this afternoon here to evening, very .very bad.
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