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Message 1300811 - Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 22:20:24 UTC

The amount of personnel from CA is now up to 200 according to the News and there is talk of using C17 aircraft...
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Message 1300840 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 1:28:00 UTC

I heard that there were requests for help from power linemen for a few thousand more linemen than actually exist in the US.
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Message 1300909 - Posted: 1 Nov 2012, 6:08:36 UTC

Canadians are right to-day heading to the blood banks. Good luck to all of you.

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Message 1301225 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 11:16:14 UTC

On my way to work this morning, I passed 4 electrical repair trucks heading south from Hydro Quebec.

Thank you Canada! That is much appreciated!

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Message 1301253 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 13:19:59 UTC

Although I am not in an area that was hit as hard as many, I appreciate the efforts of incoming linemen from every where. Having been through wide spread power outages before, the linemen who come here to repair the electrical grid are thought very highly of. Motorists honk and wave to them, and many buy them meals and coffee if they meet them in restuarants.
They get a lot if respect, and they certainly deserve it.

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Message 1301258 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 13:42:46 UTC

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Message 1301267 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 14:31:38 UTC

SCE is or has sent 120 linemen and 70 trucks from CA via Military airlift...
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Message 1301426 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 21:35:36 UTC
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Georgia power sent 120 about 3 days ago.
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Message 1301465 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 23:09:17 UTC

Relief in knowing none of our friends here across the pond have suffered
badly from this devastating hurricane. Lets just hope we don't see too many
more of these, must be a hell of a worry when you know you've got one of these
hurricanes coming your way....you never know just what it's going to do, damage
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Message 1301490 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 23:58:18 UTC

I kept the crunching going through the entire storm. We had some wind gusts around 50 and a steady rain.
lost a section of roof on my sunroom but no other damages. Just a big mess of debris to clean up. Seems the worst of it was a few miles north.

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Message 1301650 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 12:34:00 UTC

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Message 1302196 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 18:12:49 UTC
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36 Trucks and 60 employees from the LADWP(Los Angeles Department of Water and Power) are being loaded onto C17 aircraft at March Air Force Base here in CA, NY and NJ Help is coming from CA... I saw this on KABC7 TV out of Los Angeles CA.

http://www.scpr.org/blogs/news/2012/10/31/10817/ladwp-socal-edison-prep-aid-superstorm-sandy-recov/


Much of the New York City skyline sits in darkness after Hurricane Sandy, on Oct. 30, 2012.

The motion by City Councilman Tom LaBonge authorizes the LADWP to make available workers with overhead and underground utility expertise who can help restore electricity and provide damage assessment.

“Our neighbors to the east are experiencing a horrific natural disaster, and power is the key to get people back in their homes and their lives right,” LaBonge said.

LaBonge said he expected the federal government to reimburse the city for any costs incurred by sending the city’s utility workers.

LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols supported the motion.

“There’s a history of mutual assistance between utilities, and we’re looking at the prospect of making available our help,” Nichols said.

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Message 1302659 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 23:23:10 UTC

Not a regular poster in the cafe, so i missed this thread.

The streets in this part of Brooklyn are about 60 feet above sea level, so we were fortunate enough to avoid the flooding. Power was a bit iffy as the storm rolled through, though never out for more than a few seconds before I hit the sack. I'm pretty certain I witnessed a transformer blow not too far away, lots of very bright white flashes for about half a minute. The power of the wind was amazing to witness, I'm glad the rainfall was not too bad by NYC standards (less than an inch).

Spent a fair amount of the night watching events unfold on TV, lots of very familiar places transformed (for example, I lived in Battery Park).

Subway service is slowly returning to normal which is good. Fuel is finally getting through to some of the local gas stations, I'm not a car owner, though use cabs fairly frequently and I can only imagine the frustration of waiting in line several hours only to find out that there's none left.

I do hope power is returned soon to those that don't yet have it, it's been getting fairly cold at night the past few days, and seems to be staying that way for a while. It can't be pleasant for those unable to find alternative accommodation.
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Message 1302685 - Posted: 6 Nov 2012, 0:11:22 UTC - in response to Message 1302659.

Not a regular poster in the cafe, so i missed this thread.

The streets in this part of Brooklyn are about 60 feet above sea level, so we were fortunate enough to avoid the flooding. Power was a bit iffy as the storm rolled through, though never out for more than a few seconds before I hit the sack. I'm pretty certain I witnessed a transformer blow not too far away, lots of very bright white flashes for about half a minute. The power of the wind was amazing to witness, I'm glad the rainfall was not too bad by NYC standards (less than an inch).

Spent a fair amount of the night watching events unfold on TV, lots of very familiar places transformed (for example, I lived in Battery Park).

Subway service is slowly returning to normal which is good. Fuel is finally getting through to some of the local gas stations, I'm not a car owner, though use cabs fairly frequently and I can only imagine the frustration of waiting in line several hours only to find out that there's none left.

I do hope power is returned soon to those that don't yet have it, it's been getting fairly cold at night the past few days, and seems to be staying that way for a while. It can't be pleasant for those unable to find alternative accommodation.

There is a few yellow painted cabs in NJ in a flooded parking lot, hopefully they don't work in NY, or their might be a few less cabs.
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Message 1302804 - Posted: 6 Nov 2012, 11:18:24 UTC

Thanks for the update there Bobby, I didn't realise that you were based in Brooklyn NYC. Queens seems pretty devastated from what we can see.

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Message 1303194 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 18:19:56 UTC - in response to Message 1302804.

Thanks for the update there Bobby, I didn't realise that you were based in Brooklyn NYC. Queens seems pretty devastated from what we can see.

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There was some serious flooding in Coney Island, Red Hook, DUMBO and other areas of Brooklyn.

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