(Closed) NWR: What’s the longest you’ve been without power?

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: What's the longest you've been without power?
    A few hours : (14 votes)
    18 %
    1 day : (14 votes)
    18 %
    2 days : (4 votes)
    5 %
    3 days : (9 votes)
    12 %
    4 days : (8 votes)
    10 %
    5 days : (7 votes)
    9 %
    6 days : (5 votes)
    6 %
    7 days : (3 votes)
    4 %
    More than a week but less than 2 weeks : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 32
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Over a month… while living in northern california we had a really bad winter with way too much rain and a bunch of the roads were washed into the river along with a bunch of power lines… it sucked so bad, thankfully after a while we were evacuated but it still sucked…

    Post # 33
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    597 posts
    Busy bee

    8 days after hurricane Juan. The grocery store where I worked trucked in a generator so they could open to the public, and I volunteered to work 8+ hours each day. The customers kept saying “bless you for coming in to work at a time like this!” and I said “Are you kidding me!? Hot food, hot water, lights – I would live here if I could!”

    Post # 34
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    4335 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Oooh, I voted 1 day (during the great power outage of August of…whatever year that was, a few years ago…) BUt…then I remembered one year in college, we were moving into a student rental house, and forgot (or didn’t know we had to) call the power company and switch it to our name, and due to student move-in season, they supposedly “couldn’t” switch it on to us for a WEEK!

    Post # 35
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    48 posts
    Newbee

    A little over 2 weeks! During Hurricane Ike, I had just moved into a townhome with roommates, and the hurricane hit 2 days later. Did horrible damage to our neighborhood Needless to say, it was a miserable two weeks! I was having to sleep on my sister’s couch and all my stuff was in boxes.

    Post # 36
    Member
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    8 days, Hurricane Gustav.  Suckage.

    Post # 37
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    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    When I lived in upstate NY, we had the “Great Ice Storm” in 1998. We lost power for about 6-7 days, got water out of the lake to flush the toilets, cooked on the wood stove, and had a TON of candles. We were one of the first in our area to get power back though. Many people were out for 2 weeks. It was kind of fun (except for being cold) for the first few days. Our whole family and one of my brother’s friends (he got stuck at our house when the storm hit) just camped out in the living room downstairs and played games and listened to the radio. Of course, this was when I was 12 years old… I’m sure it wouldn’t be as fun now. 🙂

    Post # 38
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    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Wow, that really sucks! The longest we have been without power was 1 full day last year during a storm.

    Post # 39
    Member
    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Right around 2 weeks. Hurricane Ivan

    Post # 40
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Dh grew up off the gird, no power, but obviously that is different considering they were always prepared with a generator and alternative processes.

    Post # 41
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    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Holy smokes, gals!  The worst we had was 3 days in Toronto when all the power on the East side of the grid went down.  It happened during beautiful summer days, though, not the horrible weather some of you had to deal with!  The main downside was not being able to fill up our cars with gas.

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