An accident waiting to happen
April 27, 2017 3:54am CST
This is a picture of an electric post that is situated very near our property, I'm not sure if you can see it properly ( took it just using my cell phone) but it's already beginning to look like the tower of Pisa. I had observed that it had been leaning slowly and gradually, I already called the attention of the authorities and the electric company but I get no response. I really feel that this is an accident waiting to happen especially now that tremors had been occurring around our country. What do you think guys? Do you think I should continually call their attention or they know more than me that it is not yet that dangerous? I hope the electric company attends to repairs as fast as they collect bills Are there situations where you are that seems like it's an accident waiting to happen?
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@louievill here in my place, it is the local electric cooperative that should do all these. and we have problems for about a week now. no, not that we have sudden power disruptions (yesterday was NGCP's), but some areas do not have power, and our cable network is also not operating, and i am missing my favorite TV series. hahaha!
Our electric cooperative and the local water district in our city have FB accounts and sometimes I send them a message through the said channel to report anything like localized brown-out or leaking pipes on the road and they respond accordingly as soon as they read the message.
• United States
No you are right to call my friend.. It is a danger to me, I would be afraid it would start to fall as it is doing. How worrisome for you. Despite what they say, I hope they will come to fix this. Do you want me to call them? I will.
@TiarasOceanView a similar electrical post nearby also tilted and they placed another shorter post beside it as support, I get the feeling their engineers know more than we do, I get a hunch that it has not yest tilted to a point for them to move, just guessing.
Perhaps they have called the contractors to come and rectify it, but the contractors will have to arrange for men to do the job, and maybe to order the materials too. It takes time, but there is no harm for you to call the newspaper reporters, call the local government and call the police to look into it.
• Trinidad And Tobago
@louievill Strange that they should be so lax. In TT the electricity van responds promptly, mainly because they have been sued hundred of thousands of dollars! That pole is just an accident waiting to happen and making someone very rich. Good your calls were recorded.