How many of you have had the electricity go off where you live in the whole building at a bad time?

@Hannihar (36418)
June 17, 2017 11:45pm CST
All of a sudden yesterday we had lights and then they were gone, but, somehow they went on again. It was our Sabbath and we are not suppose to cook. We have what you call a plata which is something you put on top of the stove and plug in and heats the food and I thought I would have to eat cold food, but, something happened that the electricity went on again. We had that happen one winter and were without lights and no heat for I cannot remember how long. Some had it for days and no telephones either or water either. That was a very hard winter. Things get overheated because we use alot of electricity in winter here.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
18 Jun 17
Our power goes out when there is a storm. Usually just for several hours.
@Hannihar (36418)
19 Jun 17
pagea, Do you still have water and telephone when that happens? Do you live in the part of Canada that is very cold in the winter?
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
19 Jun 17
@Hannihar It is very cold in the winter. But the longest we have been without power in the winter is about 6 hours. The house is built to hold in the heat so ut was fine. In the city people would still have water if just their area is without power. We are in the country and electricity runs our water pump to bring water from our well. We keep water on hand for those times. We have an old style phone that works when the power is out. The storms that take out the power are usually in the summer so as long as we have water, we are fine.
@pitstop (5657)
• India
18 Jun 17
In the peak of summer, we had a long powercut in the middle of the night when it was terribly hot. It was impossible to sleep and very uncomfortable. The generator for our apartment complex also broke down and was thankfully fixed in the middle of the night. The little babies, children and older people struggled a lot that night.
@Hannihar (36418)
19 Jun 17
pitstop, It is horrible when that happens and when it is very cold or very hot it is worse when you have no lights then no relief for the hot or the cold. That was terrible that your generator went too. I was wondering if we have a generator because on our Sabbath nothing is open to call but if there is an emergency I am sure they can be reached. Thanks heavens it went on again. I do not know what happened.
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