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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Monday, July 02, 2012

Update on Local Power Outages

Here's the latest, provided by this morning's Bluefield Daily Telegraph:
“We’re making some progress, but there’s just a lot to it,” Phil Moye, spokesperson for Appalachian Power Co., said. “Late Friday night, the total number of customers who lost service was 566,000, and right now, the total is 473,000,” he said at about 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. “That’s just 7,000 customers short of getting power restored to 100,000 customers in just two days.”

As of mid-afternoon on Sunday, there were still 10,648 Mercer County [WV] APCO customers who did not have power, according to Moye. “That represents about 30 percent of our customers.” At the same time on Sunday, 6,500 APCO customers in McDowell County [WV], 2,100 customers in Monroe County [WV], 4,900 customers in Giles County, Va., 2,025 APCO customers in Tazewell County {VA], 1,008 APCO customers in Buchanan County [VA] and 600 APCO customers in Bland County, Va., also remained without power.
It took two days to knock the number of powerless homes down a hundred thousand. Leaving 473,000 still without electricity.

Do the math and ...

It's supposed to be in the 90's again today, by the way.

This is not good.