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Old 10-29-2011, 08:02 PM   #21
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Best thing to do would be to invest in a generator. Then have it hooked up to your house so that if you lose power then the generator comes on. I live on the east coast and it has come in handy for me since we seem to be getting some nasty hurricanes. Generators are expensive but IMO they are worth the money...saves your tank and freezers
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:24 PM   #22
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Best thing to do would be to invest in a generator. Then have it hooked up to your house so that if you lose power then the generator comes on. I live on the east coast and it has come in handy for me since we seem to be getting some nasty hurricanes. Generators are expensive but IMO they are worth the money...saves your tank and freezers
All true but it wont help when I can't get off my street.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:28 PM   #23
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Ok being a fire chief and having been through a lot of these situations. I have some questions and maybe I can help.

Why can't you get out of your street?

Are you on a main road or secondary( side street) or a dead end.

Snowed in or tree down? If tree is down does it involve wires?

Can you answer any of these? I may be able to give you advice on speeding up the process.
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Paint me a picture of your situation.
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I am on a side. Street that is not plowed and has several fallen trees and powerlines.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:41 PM   #26
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Did you call your local DPW? Police and or fire? They prioritize situations. So you should be a priority. If there was a fire or medical emergency god for bid they did to be able to get through.

It's called "cut and clear" you make a small path and throw the debris to the side. I would call an tell them you need to get out. NJ you said?

It's a state law... They can't leave downed tress and wires unattended. There probably primary and secondary wires also which means there's a lot of juice going through there. Just because your power is out doesn't mean the wires aren't live. There opening themselves up for a law suit if something happens.

I'd call and complain and get someone there NOW! Don't take no for an answer.
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We already reported it but to be hOnest there is no priority my town is DEVASTATED over 2000 homes don't have power,
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How long can I go without flow.
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Really? Wow I'm sorry to hear that. That's Terrible. I wish I could help. That's been my job for 8 years and I hate when I can't help.
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Really? Wow I'm sorry to hear that. That's Terrible. I wish I could help. That's been my job for 8 years and I hate when I can't help.
Thanks for your thoughts, it's tough but we!ll make it through.
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