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Sunday, September 5, 2004

More Waiting

Right about 11 hours now since power was knocked out at home. I’m currently sitting at my office where, once again, there is power and a ’net connection. The worst appears to be over, but Frances won’t be truly out of our hair until tomorrow morning. However, Ivan is sitting out there. Even though it’s currently on a track that is much further south than Frances was, there’s no telling yet whether we’ll have to deal with a third storm.

» Posted by ALBj at 04:54 PM (ET)
Category: Journal

Comments

You have to wonder why the power company doesn’t run more power in conduits underground rather than above ground where the lines can be taken out so easily.

» Posted by Queue
September 9, 2004 10:37 AM

Coz its so friggen expensive to do. Nearly all new subdivisions are being done this way…it’s cheaper if it’s done at the time an area is constructed. But that area is still subject to the legacy above-ground lines that feed the area.

If enough storms hit us like this, maybe someone will realize that it’d be cheaper to invest in the huge cost of converting everything to underground than to pay for all these repairs.

» Posted by Lee Bennett
September 9, 2004 10:47 AM

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