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Show Of Hands October 27th, 2014 1:49am

Has your home lost power at any time in 2014?

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dwklfamily Michigan
10/31/14 11:18 am

The squirrels love to chew the power lines, you the hear a loud boom, and the power goes out.

thedailysparton NOT Russia
10/30/14 5:40 am

Ya we get some pretty nasty storms down here

10/29/14 6:24 pm

yeah its called windstorms. stupid people planting their damn trees next to the power poles!

10/28/14 10:17 pm

Where in nj has this happened?

Fjolsvin Midgard
10/28/14 1:19 pm

I run a 120% solar generation system with inline battery banks, along with a supplemental wind and gas generator. I am attached to the local grid (mandated by law) but I don't go down even when the grid does.

bioarchnomad Michigan
10/28/14 8:37 am

Yeah, this past winter (Jan/Feb) I watched the transformer across the street explode into a lovely fireball that knocked out power for a few days. Of course it was when I was working on an important assignment which required Internet...

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
10/28/14 7:14 am

Not for a significant length of time, but yes. We lose power every few months from storms and accidents, but usually no more than 20 minutes. Most of the time, it's just a minute or two during a storm. Comes right back up.

10/27/14 6:43 pm

Duh. New England Nor'easters.

Darthscion Utah
10/27/14 6:31 pm

We have a generator so it has gone out for the max of 10 seconds. That's how long the power has to be out for the generator to turn on

ladyniner81 extremists are a cancer
10/27/14 2:20 pm

The lights have flickered a few times. but no

10/27/14 10:36 am

Twice. This spring when we had straight line winds. Second time was due to a dumb construction work

cairo2 UVM
10/27/14 8:23 am

Once or twice for a brief time over the summer due to thunderstorms, I think. But we don't lose it nearly as much as those on the other side of the Potomac...

Ereri Shingeki no Kojin
10/27/14 7:01 am

For a slit second

rons Thanks America
10/27/14 5:53 am

One or two minute or maybe an hour. Lot's of trees to take down lines here.

10/27/14 5:23 am

Several power bumps, nothing over a few hours...

BOSSMAN3355 Nashville
10/27/14 4:53 am

Seriously Nevada?

jeffrey306 steel town
10/27/14 1:46 am

Nope... Benefit of living in downtown. Triple redundant power feeds to the building.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/27/14 1:08 am

During storms, a few minutes at most. And once a little longer when some snake or something crawled into a power transfer station. Sizzle...

10/27/14 12:33 am

Yeah we lost it during the storm on the 25th here in oregon.

catpillow Florida West Coast
10/27/14 12:05 am

The worst time was a couple of hours.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
10/26/14 10:35 pm

Yesterday's storm knocked out our power for a couple of minutes. Thankfully the power company has some type of technology that reroutes the power in our neighborhood if a line goes down. Other neighborhoods in town, older ones, weren't so fortunate.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
10/26/14 10:34 pm

Usually, just blinks or brief outages during storms. The longest was about two hours.

TreeHugs Oregon
10/26/14 9:59 pm

Just the other day for three hours. A tree came down on some power lines. It's pretty rare to lose power more than momentarily though.

Torfin Never Behind
10/26/14 9:30 pm

Only momentarily a few times.

EarlyBird Portland
10/26/14 9:25 pm

Yes, I slept in the car last night so I had power to my phone. We were without for 24 hours due to high winds.

alkie New York
10/26/14 9:12 pm

I'm very surprised at these results. Why do you people lose power?

10/26/14 9:02 pm

Nope brand new home 3600 sq feet , 3 car garage, 4 full baths, 6 bedrooms. And a third level bonus room that is bad a$$.

10/26/14 9:44 pm

I think it's that bad ass third level that makes your home impervious to power loss.

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
10/26/14 8:46 pm

Yep, right before halftime when the Colts played the Broncos. Power came back just in time for me to see the last two minutes. I was not happy.

jmw7477 Indiana
10/26/14 8:39 pm

A few times, but not for very long.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
10/26/14 8:33 pm

Yes, a couple times, but I wasn't home. It was back on before I returned.

blossoming new beginnings
10/26/14 8:25 pm

Several times. I mean, this is Michigan.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
10/26/14 8:24 pm

A few hours, PG& E was doing routine maintenance, but they let us know well in advance and nobody was home anyway

10/26/14 8:22 pm

Great. Thanks Tony. Way to jinx me

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/26/14 8:01 pm

Only for a minute or so .we have a clock that starts over at 12 and blinks when that happens. So I can tell from the clock how long ago the electricity came back on, but not when it went off.

cairo2 UVM
10/27/14 8:31 am

Have Dominion? There are many things I don't like about them, but at least they are more reliable than Pepco on the other side of the Potomac - are they still under government investigation?

zigtiger823 everywhere
10/26/14 7:55 pm

For almost a week in February. Not fun.

kelsey498 Colorado
10/26/14 7:51 pm

Yes but only for a couple of minutes max.

tdaddy Kentucky
10/26/14 7:48 pm

Yes, but not for long enough to cost us anything.

mknmk The Future
10/26/14 7:51 pm

Same here. I think the longest was like 45 minutes.

2019 Tusoa
10/26/14 7:43 pm

If only we were talking about 2011, the stories I could tell

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
10/26/14 7:39 pm

every year we usually have several times, just part of winter weather and too many people cranking up the AC in summer

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/26/14 7:37 pm

I said "no" because we haven't had anything more than a second or two outage and I don't really count a quick flick off as a power outage.

moonshot More often I know nothing
10/26/14 7:29 pm

Just on Friday, for about an hour. We had a pretty good storm blow through.

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
10/26/14 7:28 pm

For like, a minute here and there.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/26/14 7:27 pm

Several times, including for about six hours this morning. VERY annoying!