floriduh brownouts

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by furcalchick, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. furcalchick macrumors 68020

    furcalchick

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    i hate floriduh. failure power and light always turns the power off after a little bit of rain, it's worse than anything else, they are stuck in the 80's, like most of the state. it's really annoying and just shows how backwards and behind most of the state is. ugh, it's annoying. good thing i have this macbook, otherwise, it would have been much worse for me.

    anyone else with brownout tales?
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    could be worse. I am looking at 6" of snow and more falling.
     
  3. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Nope. It rained really hard from 3-4 pm here in Melbourne but power stayed on... must just be south florida. Maybe a stupid car wrecked into a light pole near your house.:)
     
  4. MattG macrumors 68040

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    It's been okay so far this year but then again hurricane season hasn't hit yet. But yeah...Florida sucks. I've lived in Naples for 12 years now and I'm sick of it.
     
  5. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    you're a hundred miles away from the right coast, MattG:D
     
  6. furcalchick thread starter macrumors 68020

    furcalchick

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    no, the power always goes out when it rains...like now.
     
  7. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    Could be crappy wiring somewhere. This morning in Miami when it was raining, my office's lights blacked out for a fraction of a second...but then it was OK. I seriously doubt FPL has anything to do with it. ;)
     
  8. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Probably still working out the glitches from hurricane season '04 down there!:rolleyes:
     
  9. furcalchick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i think they are still in 1987 around here. no wonder compusa stayed open here...
     
  10. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    strange... i had power through most of the hurricanes the last few years... i think only one left me without power for a few days..
     
  11. furcalchick thread starter macrumors 68020

    furcalchick

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    i had lights off for two weeks last time. and then they run up the bill.

    oh, another stupid thing about floriduh...no car, you can forget about getting any kind of job, and probably why i'm hightailing it outta here first good chance i get.
     
  12. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    You should try a little further north, furcalchick. We are much more laid back in East Central "floriduh" than the wound up types down south... Most of those folks are actually tourists who stayed and never got acclimated to our culture, thus they transformed south florida to the crowded noisy crime-pits they moved away from. This is where it's at.:cool: :)

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  13. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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  14. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    ;) Best kept secret on the East coast of America! I surf at paradise beach between the Melbourne and Eau Gallie causeways most days. They renamed it after Howard Futch but it's still Paradise to me. How'd you know?
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't particularly love Gainesville, but I do have to say that I do not think I have had more than ten minutes of power outage in the past three years -- including the 2004 hurricane season (which began right after I moved here). Course, I live next door to the two major hospitals in Gainesville, Children's Medical Services, etc, etc. ;)
     
  16. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Hmmm. never thought of that, but there is an airport and a NWS station, police department and fire department within a mile radius of my house, guess it helps!
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah...the reason I mentioned my location within Gainesville was that others I knew in town were not nearly so lucky in 2004....
     
  18. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    The pic and your description in the previous post...

    I am in Tampa. ;)
     

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