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2003 BLACK OUT ~10 years AGO today ~ 8-14-13

NPR asked Where were you...?

@ Marshall -left early
drove home before the mayhem..no lights working made for interesting driving habits
HOT - very HOT - very Humid..lived @ 14 3rd street
Jill and I sat on the stoop.because it was so hot.
went to the corner where a coffee truck was selling goods..
only lights in the area..pitch black..

so glad I wasnt in the city that day..

The Northeast blackout of 2003 was a widespread power outage that occurred throughout parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario on Thursday, August 14, 2003, just before 4:10 p.m. EDT (UTC-04).[1] While some power was restored by 11 p.m., many did not get power back until two days later.[2] At the time, it was the second most widespread blackout in history, after the 1999 Southern Brazil blackout.[3][4] The blackout affected an estimated 10 million people in Ontario and 45 million people in eight U.S. states.

The blackout's primary cause was a software bug in the alarm system at a control room of the FirstEnergy Corporation in Ohio. Operators were unaware of the need to re-distribute power after overloaded transmission lines hit unpruned foliage. What would have been a manageable local blackout cascaded into widespread distress on the electric grid.

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Weds Aug 14 2013---
Cool today 75-77 low humidity
windy 10-15
needed a hoody this am.
it's been a very Cool 80s for 2.5 weeks now..
some days humid - others like autumn
Reg Gas $3.85 per gallon.




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