I was downtown with my cousins, aunt, and my family organising plans for the next day went we my cousins and I were panning to go to the Ottawa Ex( ahuge fair). All of a suden the lights in restaurant dies(they had been flikering for while) but the restaurnat had backup... [more]


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I live in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland. I was working at Arby's in Twinsburg that night. I was leaving for work when the first reports of power loss were coming in and thought maybe I'd get to go home early. Boy was I wrong. Twinsburg was one of the furthest north p... [more]


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By sheer coincidence, I was in a lecture in the City University of New York Graduate school where we were warned a week in advance of routine electrical work that would disrupt all our electrical systems at around 4PM on Thursday. So I was not surprised when all the lig... [more]




I was at work when the computers went down. We just thought the building went out, because there had been threats to our building. The president of the company wanted us to stay and wait it out, but after what happened after Sept 11, and the bomb threats, we all decided... [more]


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When the power went snap, I immediately thought it was the heat. . . and just the neighborhood. Since the day before I had spent 40 minutes in the subway due to a power outage. Thankful to have a window to see the block was affected, I walked into the hallway to share w... [more]


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It was about 4:05pm on a Thursday and I was leaving to go to work at the mall, I got in my car just like any other day and started driving. I pulled up to the 1st stoplight and it was fine I had the Radio on and the windows down it was a typical summer day then the radi... [more]





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