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Old 08-15-2003, 06:13 PM   #15
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Of course we are familiar with Sudbury. How close are to to Sudbury? Bill would really like to get clearance to go there. I bet it is cool. Actually that deep, probably warm.
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:08 PM   #16
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blackout

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Yes and we managed to survive the blackout. We live in Sarnia Ontario directly across the St. Clair River from Port Huron Michigan and approximately 50 miles north of Detroit. Our electricity went out at 4:15 PM. yesterday afternoon and stayed off until 4:15 A.M. today. All day today we have had frequent blackouts in a rotational manner. It has not been great. I work for a home oxygen provider and spent the whole day delivering oxygen cylinders as a backup precaution to the unfortunate folks who require oxgen on a continuous basis in their home. Believe me those folks have been pretty frantic about the loss of electricity.

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Old 08-15-2003, 08:14 PM   #17
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Bless you, Peggy. I hope things get better and better, and quickly, too. :sunny
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Old 08-15-2003, 09:09 PM   #18
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* * * * * * You guys are too funny...<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f3d4793186b3rofl3.gif/> *
We have a mine here too that is the sight of the Sudbury Neutrino observatory. it's 7200 feet down.
7200 feet? WOW!! I am gobsmacked! I didn't have any idea that mines were that deep.
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Old 08-15-2003, 09:27 PM   #19
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Two more good reasons to own a trailer

This blackout is another good reason why everyone should camp. We campers have our little trailers to cook our meals in if necessary. Most of us also have portable propane stoves and lanterns and keep a good stock of batteries and flashlights. Those of you lucky enough to have a three way fridge could at least keep a few things cold.

We always have at least 10 (overkill I know) pop bottles of ice in the freezer for use in the coolers. That is our drinking water and saves us boiling the sporadically funcioning tap water as we've been told to do.

And for those unfortunate folks in the west who have had to evacuate their homes, think of how many personal, irreplaceable items could be loaded in our little fiberglass wonders to be towed out of the danger zone.

We campers are like the scouting motto Be Prepared!
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Old 08-15-2003, 09:43 PM   #20
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Hi Nancy
I feel the same way.Good points you made.:)
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Old 08-15-2003, 10:09 PM   #21
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We lost power for about 3 hours, and odd, our phones were out for the same amount of time. Even cell service was sporadic sue to overuse. My best friends are in NYC... they called to tell me they were enjoying thier room on the 30th floor... they could see everything in NYC... just couldn't get to it...
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:40 PM   #22
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Southern Ont. 1 hour west of Toronto and 3 east of Detroit

We were out from 4:15 pm Thurs to 11:00 Am Fri.I went to the grocery store 10 min. later ."Sorry you can't come in." I thought they'd let you in if you had cash.
I had 2 bucks on me - got bread at the bake shop. No trouble finding a parking spot downtown.
A good week-end to go camping. But not for us, the kids were already borrowing the oxygen. Thurs. evening we drove 25 miles to a town with hydro therefore gas(only vehicle wiith trailer hook-up on bottom 1/4), banks, ATM's, grocery stores and liquor and beer stores. You know -camping supplies as seen by 20 year olds. Well. ok so most of the rest of us too.
Going to check on my 91 year old mother on Fri I was able to find a town west of us with gas. It felt like something from "On the Beach".She was out for 1 hour Thurs. and 6 hours Fri-so far.
Moral- keep all the vehicles full, and keep some cash on hand- and resist temptation to use it.
We'll keep a fan on tonight, but no A/ C
Jean
Glad not to be on the 18th floor with no water or hydro.
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Old 08-16-2003, 06:05 AM   #23
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The worst of people

As usual this recent power failure has brought out the worst in people. Some gas stations had increased the price to $1.10 within hours of the power going off. One store was selling cases of bottled water for $40.00. I certainly hope the public remember these businesses and boycott them in the future.

At the grocery stores people where coming out with cart loads of bottled water. It should have been one per customer.

My husband works at Canadian Tire and he said some people were buying cart loads of batteries and and instead of taking one lantern or flashlight or propane canister were taking all that was on the shelf. Greedy!

One woman actually had the nerve to rant and complain to management that the store wasn't prepared for this as they were running out of the "essentials". DUH as if the store knew it was coming or that some people would buy everything on the shelf. Obviously she wasn't prepared either!

I guess it takes all kinds. Personally I feel the elderly should have had first grabs at lighting and bottled water. Also people in apartments or people with very young babies.

They were asking that non essential stores and malls remain closed with lighting and air-conditioning off. Did any? NOPE, all the big malls and stores were open with air on full. Tell me what anyone needs to clothing shop or electronic shop for during a power outage. Meanwhile they tell homeowners to not use AC or dryers but we watch everything else needlessly gobbling up the power!!!!!

I think the ice storm taught the powers to be nothing. Despite all the planning they did after the ice storm the city was no more prepared for this than they were 5 years ago.

We bought one bag of milk, our AC is off, computer on at times. We are surviving just fine.

Sorry everyone, I just had to rant.
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Old 08-16-2003, 09:05 AM   #24
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Of course we are familiar with Sudbury. How close are to to Sudbury? Bill would really like to get clearance to go there. I bet it is cool. Actually that deep, probably warm.
Yes it is quite warm I worked at that level for a week doing ventilation doors when I was contracting.

here's a link to the SNO site

I think tours can be arranged.

I am about 15 minutes from the SNO site , and am about 1/2 hour West of Sudbury

To follow another subthread, My wife was at work, and told her boss(When she compained about no Hydro) it was too bad she wasn't at home, she could have gone to the trailer and made coffee and a hot meal. I guess we're always prepared if we have a fiberglass wonder at hand.
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My husband works at Canadian Tire and he said some people were buying cart loads of batteries and and instead of taking one lantern or flashlight or propane canister were taking all that was on the shelf. Greedy!
Sorry everyone, I just had to rant.
Nancy
You just go right ahead. I'd rant too. I remember when I lived close to DC. a forcast would say snow, and all the bread and milk would be gone in the stores. it's not like it would keep you that stuck at home. how many gal of milk can you drink in a couple of days? People are strange sometimes. :wak
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Old 08-16-2003, 10:48 AM   #26
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We are NE of Cleveland and only lost power for a couple hours , but all around us it was out most of the night . Yesterday they were on all stations with boil water warnings and conserve energy- no air , turn off all unnecessary power! I am watching the tube sitting in the heat with everything turned off I can think off when I turn from the news to see the Browns Stadium all lit for the preseason game what a screwed up world we live in!
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Old 08-16-2003, 05:25 PM   #27
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You got that right--Thats why we like our little units--Energy consevation--All goverments could learn from us folks.
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Old 08-18-2003, 05:35 PM   #28
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Greed

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that people will stoop. Think of it this way, when the S--- REALLY hits the fan, we will be the ones that survive. The others wont have a clue. Has anyone read "THE STAND" by Steven King? I have a feeling it will be similar to that. With more violence and rioting. People always show their "true" nature in a crisis. Some take- alot- some give. I know I can go out with a clear conscience.
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