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Old 08-15-2003, 03:40 AM   #1
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When the computers, lights and fish tanks come back on I hope everyone in the northeast managed to keep everything alive, and themselves safe and healthy! Iím sure all of us reading the forums tonight are thinking about you guys.

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We lost power in most of central Texas (TX is on its own power grid separated from the other two US grids) for a few hours earlier this year and life almost couldnít go on. Roof-top solar PV cells anyone?

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Good luck u guys!!! Everything will work out.
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*waves* my house itself wasn't affected, thankfully, but I did get to come home an hour early from work! ) couldn't get online though as my ISP apparently didn't have power. locally we weren't really affected much... just inconvenienced.

Thanks for the thoughts!
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I lost power for 12 hours. I do not have battery powered air pumps and all the stores were closed or inaccessible. So, I used a pitcher to take water out of the tank and dump it back in like 3 x an hour. I was ecstatic when the power went on. And I'm going to order some battery air pumps and the batterys to go with it and keep them in a safe place for the next time.

It was more stressful on me than the fish they fell asleep as soon as the light went out, meanwhile I'm looking at the clock every fifteen minutes wondering when the power is going to come back on. Let this be a lesson: preparation is key. I don't know how long it would take for the oxygen to deplete, but I was nervous as "heck."

To all of my other NE Power Grid Brothers and Sisters... I hope your situation turned out as well as mine.
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Wow, a fellow College Station-er. I too was feeling bad for all those poor chaps last night.
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My power went out for about 13 hours. I had to come into work first thing this morning to get the systems back on line so i havnt had the chance to really take a look at my tank. I have 4\5gal buckets with RO water waiting for me when i get home. Wish me luck.
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