Submitted July 28, 2005, 9:44 PM

Where were you during the 2003 blackout in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada? (please include city and state)
New York, New York
Tell your story:
I was at work, typing away on my computer, when all of a sudden everything went off. I figured it would come back on, but it didn't and when I looked out in the hall way the emergency lights were on, and I knew that they probably wouldn't be back on for a while. My mother contacted me to tell me that she and my daughter had just stepped off of the elevator, and she lived on the 14thfloor. I was happy about that.
If you remember the blackouts of 1965 and/or 1977, how did your experience compare?
I was 10 when the blackout of 1977 occurred, and it was very exiting and scary at the same time. I was home hanging out with friends and having a good time. Its what we did every summer and looked forward to it. I think the blackout of 1977 hurt a lot of people and lasted a lot longer. The blackout of 2003 was bad, but not like 1977. The only bad thing was I had to walk across the Williamsburg Bridge and the only thing that kept me going was knowing that I could have a shower when I got there, but that wasn't to be the case, because there was no water. I was pissed off, but happy to be home with my daughter and my mom. We had to walk water up and down 14 flights, but I think it made me appreciate what we have and I don't take it for granted. I was extremely happy when that water came back on, I think I stayed in that shower for 45 minuted and everytime I take a shower or flush a toilet, or sit in a bath, or brush my teeth I say thank god for water. LOL
Name
Hope Maynard
In addition to saving your story to the archive, may we post it to the web? (yes/no)
yes



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