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Posted by Bart Freese (+928) 11 years ago
By my electric plug in clock, I figured the power was out for 2 hrs and 42 minutes last night -- at least in out neighborhood. By the lump of ice in the ice tray, I think that figure is pretty accurate. Any word on the cause? Drunken squirrels, I'm betting. At least they don't use foul language.
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Posted by Bill Zook (+487) 11 years ago
In the Michels addition we lost power for 4 hrs., 16 min. But I didn't teach math, remember.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Power went out at 2 am here, restored at 4 am.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Oh, the reason I know this, is I got an emergency text from my battery backup @ MSG. At 2 am. I just checked, and the power failed @ 155am, and restored at 4:18 am. According to my Battery Backup. Sad thing is, it couldnt stay up for that long so the milescam failed.
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Posted by Larry (+157) 11 years ago
92.3 is on low power for now. A tornado tore down some transmission lines and apparently the power backed to Miles City and took the power down here. This city is up but not at the tower site and should be up by late afternoon. Larry
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Posted by VictoriaLynn (+284) 11 years ago
Are you talking about Tongue River as we live in Southgate and still no electricity.
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Posted by VictoriaLynn (+284) 11 years ago
Tongue River Electric (REA)
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Posted by James Shaw (+137) 11 years ago
Looks like my parents went down, too (by Garland)..

postal ~ # uptime
16:14:53 up 5:55, 1 user, load average: 0.29, 0.07, 0.02
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14970) 11 years ago
Oh, the reason I know this, is I got an emergency text from my battery backup MSG


That's some social life you've got there, Josh. Text message from your battery backup...
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Posted by dnewton09 (+93) 11 years ago
power is out again
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
I know richard. It's the only late night texts i get, thankfully.
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Posted by Jonna (+286) 11 years ago
I woke up a little after 2am to find my home pitch black and dead silent. I went out to my car to see if I could get any news off the radio, but both stations were silent. I found this odd, as I thought radio stations had backup generators so in the event of an emergency people could still be warned?

At any rate the blackout was quite beautiful... every star in the sky was shining bright and it was like seeing the sky as it was 100 years ago.
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 11 years ago
Jonna,
You're making the assumption there was a live person at a local station at two in the morning. That's not usually the case.
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Posted by Bruce Helland (+588) 11 years ago
Guess we are then in deep poop 'in case of an emergency' if we depend on local media for information
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Most people are asleep at 2am in the morning.. Including myself. I woke at 2am when my fan stopped, and checked my phone to see if it was charging, and it wasn't. 2 seconds later a text came in saying power was down and the battery came on at MSG... and i fell back asleep. Woke at 4am when my fan came on.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 11 years ago
It was out from 2 AM until about noon here.
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+251) 11 years ago
Scary when you wake up in the middle of the night, have to go to the bathroom, can't find your way to any one of two bathrooms, and the house is pitch black. That happened to us at our Hockley house about 10 days ago (near Houston). We don't stay there very often and it was disorienting. My husband finally found his cigarette lighter and lit a few candles. It frightened us so much, I went out to my car, started it and turned on the radio to make sure Houston was not undergoing some sort of terrorist attack.

Hope all are doing better tonight.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11810) 11 years ago
I grew up in Miles City in an era when the power went out every time it rained or there was lightning or wind or it got too hot or it got too cold. My mother's house is full of candelabras for reasons that aren't completely decorative. Since I'm so blind without my glasses, I made it to bathroom and back about two o'clock with no trouble. In my life, I count indoor plumbing as more important than electricity, although I like them both.
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