Okay, the boards may be a little slow for a bit as there is a major power blackout in the Northeast USA again that seems to be affecting everyone from New Jersey north to Canada and west to Ohio! Reminds me of the big power outage back in the 60's. If I remember right 9 months after that night there was a huge increase in births in that area. <> Hope everyone is fine and gets their power back soon.
I'm not sure why Pittsburgh was spared. The power is out all around us. Imagine being stuck on top of the roller coasters and ferris wheels. Or being stuck in a subway.
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You are right about the huge increase in births 9 months after the power outage. There were so many births in NYC the hospitals weren't able to handle all the births, and patients were being transferred to other hospitals. When there's no t.v. amazing what happens!
So far so good up here in Montreal, but very worried about having to fly into N.Y early Sun. a.m. At the moment, our airport is shut down.
All too familiar from the great Ice Storm of 1998 when most of Quebec was shut down without power for 8 days or more in freezing temperatures. This heat must be almost as bad! Hope all CruiseMates in the areas affected are ok!
I'm sending out good thoughts to all those affected. Most people will only be inconvenienced, but some will be affected more severely, such as being stuck in an elevator or a subway, etc. I hope their lives return to normal soon.
I felt bad for the elderly and small children who need to be in air conditioning. We were watching it on tv and there were mobs and mobs of people outside and the traffic was horiffic. I would hate to have that happen as we didn't have air-conditioning in our first house when we got married and in the summer with 75-80% humidity and 100 degrees it was awful. We would go shopping or visiting my parents just to get some cool air.
Well we finally got power back at 1am. It was kind of fun to meet all the neighbors. It is sad though that it took this kind of thing to get us out there to all alk and get to know each other. At least it sounds like everything went as good as it couild and few if any people were hurt because of this. Hope everyone else gets back on the grid soon.
Hope everyone was ok everywhere. NY seemed pretty organized considering all the people eveywhere. Noticed a lot of people helping out everywhere from helping to direct traffic to handing out water to everyone who crossed the bridges walking home. Third time walking home & it was a real blister festival on the feet this time! Will there be a fourth?....Hope I have my sneakers on if there is!!