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Old 12-19-2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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Shout out to guys like DaveB

Having been through two major windstorms in two months, I would just like to say thanks to all the people who just show up and go about their job during these events. I lost multiple sections of a large Pin Oak in the first storm, that damaged the transformer in the picture. The second storm resulted in a 12 hour power outage, they worked through the night to fix.

Actually it would be guys and girls that do these jobs. One of the two up in the lift was a female.




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Old 12-19-2014, 06:37 PM   #2
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I agree! Funny story though. Water started seeping up from my meter recently, so I called the city utility dept. They were there within an hour and working away. Luckily the problem was on their side of the meter and not mine. I walked out to chat with them at one point and one of them said "Man, I wish you would've called this in later this afternoon!" I laughed and said, Oh, so you could put it off til morning? He said "No, so I could fix it on overtime!"

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Old 12-19-2014, 10:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Greg. Most of the people just bitch, cry and moan that their power is out. I just got 60 hours of OT in just under 4 days during these storms and it kinda kicked my ass. It seems there is always a vehicle into a pole during a storm due to poor driving. I had lost a transmission line and while patrolling it came across this:



The guy was doing over 100 MPH and hit a flooded area of the road I hate coming up on injured people like that when nobody is on scene even though I'm an EMT and spent a large portion of my life as a firefighter. At least the CHP pulled up about the same time. Took an hour and a half to get him out and life flight him to the hospital after EMS arrived. Kudos to those guys and gals as well. The passenger was ejected and didn't have a scratch...

Hope you weren't too long without power. I does make you understand how much we rely on this stuff.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:43 PM   #4
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Kudos to all first responders whether they work for the police, fire, water, power, or other utility. They see stuff none of us can even imagine.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:26 PM   #5
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Kudos to all first responders whether they work for the police, fire, water, power, or other utility. They see stuff none of us can even imagine.
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