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Old 03-14-17, 04:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Winter Storms in March

This is just great...add a few new members to my family and the power goes out. What a way to start a new relationship!!

Had the oil radiator going in the reptile room so hopefully some residual heat will remain in the room for a while; but if this outage persists, I'm going to have to fire up the generator and run a few extension cords--one to the reptile room and one to the basement for the gas furnace. Luckily both run off of 15A plugs so we will be able to keep warm.

Time to call the power company I guess...
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Old 03-14-17, 05:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless it's just a line to your house the power company probably knows or you can report to major companies online. The aquarist group started up a facebook post on if anyone needed help saving their fish and updated maps from power outages found by the company and reported online. They had actual poles snap there so it was days without power in some places. Being 50 miles Northwest of most not as much of it hit us. Thousands lost power but as the numbers were multiplying in their areas they were dropping by the thousands every few hours around us. A lot of people don't realize how many have animals relying on the power to survive in our typical environment. Most of mine aren't a big concern but that depends since winters have seen -30F with ice storms snapping poles. My mom's house had no power for 3 weeks once so it does happen. Then you get a lot of deaths to improperly using alternative heating sources.
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Old 03-14-17, 05:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Winter Storms in March

My brother in Virginia Beach lost power for a week late last year, odd for where he lives, just outside of Dam Neck Navy Base.

Anway, temp was still 73.6 cold side in both vivs so I'll be okay for a bit. I also have towels over their vivs to hold in heat as well. I was even thinking if using hot water in a bottle and putting that in their vivs for a short term solution before going so far as to fire up the Briggs & Stratton generator.

Saw light flashes when power went out so it's possible a transformer sitting on a pole nearby is the culprit.

Que sera sera...c'est la vie...etcetera, etcetera, etcetera...
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Old 03-14-17, 09:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was nervous this may happen to us here on Long Island, but so far we're not getting slammed as much as they said. Good luck and I hope you get your power back soon!
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Old 03-14-17, 10:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The power actually came back on after a couple of hours...and there I was thinking I'd have to keeps the snakes warm by putting them in my pants...pockets!

The King is in her hot hide and the Corn is tucked somewhere in the faux hollow tree...all is good...
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Old 03-14-17, 10:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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OOooh good luck! We got slammed in my area by a lot of rain a couple months back. Lots of flooding.
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Old 03-14-17, 11:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I lost power recently, worst 15 minutes of my life hahaha I was in full panic mode
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