wv without electricty

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  1. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    This Sunday, July 1, 2012, photo shows a storm-damaged pickup truck in Martinsburg, W.Va. As water trucks, generators and other forms of help rolled into heavily populated areas hit hard by the weekend storm, many West Virginians living in rural areas awaited help Monday in conditions that grew increasingly desperate. (AP Photo/The Herald-Mail, Ric Dugan)


    July 2, 2012
    West Virginians still await power

    Nearly 418,000 remain without electricity from Friday storm; one fatality reported

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  2. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

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    People in hurricane prone areas know your pain. We live in an urban area and were without power in 2004 after hurricane Ivan for 13 days. Its really frustrating to see lights on the other side of the street 4 days before yours come back on. Generators are great, but most won't run whole house AC's. We ran a generator for lights, fans, freezer, and refrigerator. Weather in the 90's with the humidity in the high 80's.
  3. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    we were lucky. our lights blinked twice, but never went off
  4. Rocketman1

    Rocketman1 Well-Known Member

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    But since your prepared, it would not have mattered if it did go off.
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    Know about that, We lived in Harbor Sq (Ferry Pass) Northpoint had power 4 days before we did
  6. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    probably not;)
    we have kerosene lights and fuel. enough gas to run our generator for a week,2 -100 pound propane tanks, 6- 25 pound propane tanks, enough candles to last months, battery backup lights in the basement, no less than 300 gallon of water for sanitary purposes, 24 gallon in jugs for drinking 1-2000 wat power inverter mounted in a truck, another 500 watt portable, 1 -12 volt charged spare battery, enough fire wood cut, stacked and covered to last 2 years, 3.5 ton of coal3 colman lanterns, 2 colman cook stoves, plenty of shade and a stream not to far away.
    i could go on, but i am sure you know what the boy scout motto is;)
  7. BETH

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    wow u have been without electricity since Fri that is a bummer hope u get it back soon
  8. hstout1143

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    You forgot the partridge in a pear tree.
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    Holy smokes, I guess you are prepared! Good for you, lesson for some.
  10. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    maybe. i got something just as good. doves in the holly tree and squirrels on the ground:D
  11. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    And your guns I'm sure. You think ahead Hillbilly. Keep us updated.
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    The crews we sent to Florida last week to help with Debbie were recalled the next day and sent to the Virginias. With all the outside crews coming in, the power will be restored pretty quickly. You just have to be patient and think what it was like before all the mutual support agreements went into effect...

    Good luck!
  13. Rocketman1

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    I would say you are indeed prepared.
    Your location of Mountains of WV, told me right off that you were a good old boy. Remember that song "A Country Boy Will Survive." Well they will, it's us city boys that will be in trouble.
  14. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    i see you are from columbus. that is as far west as i've been. dont really care for the land , to flat for me. i did have some great times at national trail raceway atthe spring nationals. i started going there in 73 with a $100. in my pocket and brought change home. 88 was the last year i was there. i took a $1000. and damn near didn't have enough gas money to get home:eek:
  15. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I live in the city but I will be fine. I'm going to Hillbilly's. :D
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    Rocketman1 Well-Known Member

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    Good Idea!

    You think he will let me come as well?
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    Actually I like the hills a lot better my self, but was born north of Columbus in Marion, and this is as far as I got. Last time I was at the Spring Nationals at National Trails was probably the eraly 80's, probably 81 or 82.
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    Like Rocketman I like your hills better Hillbilly. Born in KY but the family moved to central Ohio to find work a long time ago. But I got some hilly land in SE Ohio where we have our home made range set up.

    National Trails Raceway sure brings back some good memories. We raced a '49 Olds back in the mid '60's, good times.

    I had power through out the recent storms so loaned my generator to a friend that has lost power. I should get it back today.

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    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Love the pic's Todd. Here on the Coast we know what it is like to be without electricity. I'm always prepared. Katrina taught me a lesson. We were without for 17 days.
  20. bamajoey

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    Thats why I have 2 generators. One for a backup, or a "loaner" if someone needs it:thumbsup:
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