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    San Diego is Blacked Out Tonight!

    Let's all say a prayer for our ALIPACers in the area...


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    I do hope that all will be well and electricity restored quickly to those in California. With big brother smart meters, EPA regulations and the growing loss of energy plants, there may be more blackouts in the future that are not associated with human error.

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    Arizona, San Diego and Mexico are blacked out. This one was human error. Fox News just said a workman moved a monitor at a substation causing the blackout. Some power has been returned, the rest won't be up until tomorrow.

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    I don't know. Just because they say it's "human error," does that mean it really is?
    Maybe if the truth was known there would be panic.
    Seems like a huge deal.
    News Media are controlled and they're ingratiated to do as told.
    Maybe not an accident.
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    Power back on for 1.4 million San Diego customers
    Published: Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 6:51 a.m. MDT
    By Julie Watson, Associated Press
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    SAN DIEGO — Electricity was restored in San Diego early Friday after utility crews worked around-the-clock to make emergency repairs following an outage accidentally triggered by a utility worker that darkened a swath of California, Arizona and Mexico and paralyzed the nation's eighth-largest city.

    The restoration of power in San Diego signaled that the blackout was essentially over, with electricity back to almost everyone affected by the outage. The lights were back on Friday morning in Arizona, but it was unclear clear how many other customers were still without electricity.

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    The San Diego Union-Tribune, Peggy Peattie, Associated Press
    Hugo Camacho, left, and his son Daniel Camacho, 5, emerge from a 7-11 with Gatorade and Cheetos late Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in San Diego. The store was only letting only a few customers in at a time and limiting the number of items they could purchase since transactions had to be cash. A power outage accidentally triggered by an Arizona utility company worker darkened a broad swath of the Southwest and Mexico on Thursday.
    The San Diego area was hit especially hard with power severed about 4 p.m. Thursday to all of San Diego Gas & Electric Co.'s 1.4 million household and business customers, the company said, leaving residents sweltering without air conditioners and paralyzing some San Diego freeway and airport traffic.

    The outage extended into southern Orange County, across California's inland deserts, as far east as Yuma, Ariz., and into Mexico, where officials said power was out in northern Baja California's two biggest cities, home to roughly 2.5 million people. The entire region is home to some 6 million people, though it was impossible to say exactly how many had lost power.

    San Diego residents poured into the few bars that remained open downtown after dark, some donning reading lights on their heads like miners. A pair of men carried flaming tiki torches — usually planted in backyards — to see their way down the pitch black street.

    "It's surreal," said Myrna Contreras, 35, sitting in the patio of a candlelit bar. "It's upbeat. It's friendly."

    The outage occurred after an electrical worker removed a piece of monitoring equipment at a power substation in southwest Arizona, officials at Phoenix-based Arizona Public Service Co. said. It was unclear why that mishap, which normally would have been isolated locally, sparked such a widespread outage. The company said that would be the focus of a probe.

    Yuma and its surroundings in Arizona's southwestern corner was fully back after seeing power knocked out for 56,000 customers.

    Two reactors at a nuclear power plant along the coast went offline after losing electricity, but officials said there was no danger to the public or workers.

    Authorities quickly ruled out an intentional act or, in the anxious days leading up to the anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks, any suggestion of terrorism.

    "This was not a deliberate act. The employee was just switching out a piece of equipment that was problematic," said Daniel Froetscher, an APS vice president.

    It's possible that extreme heat in the region also may have caused some problems with the transmission lines, said Mike Niggli, chief operating officer of San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

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    I missed work because of it (I work nights). I had no gas and all of the gas stations were closed. I called them, and they were very understanding -- apparantly I wasn't the only one. Driving was scary last night because not only were the lamp posts out, but the stop lights as well. No flashing reds, nothing. You could hardly see anything out there.

    It is VERY hot and humid in SD right now. The humidity is especially harsh because it is VERY uncharacteristic weather for SoCal.

    I live in a condo complex and cars were parked everywhere -- illegally, in the wrong parking spaces, everywhere. I guess people who don't live in the complex all came to use the community pool.

    Heat + humidity - air conditioning = miserable. But everything is back on now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearFlagRepublic
    I missed work because of it (I work nights). I had no gas and all of the gas stations were closed. I called them, and they were very understanding -- apparantly I wasn't the only one.

    It is VERY hot and humid in SD right now. The humidity is especially harsh because it is VERY uncharacteristic weather for SoCal.

    I live in a condo complex and cars were parked everywhere -- illegally, in the wrong parking spaces, everywhere. I guess people who don't live in the complex all came to use the community pool.

    Heat + humidity - air conditioning = miserable. But everything is back on now.
    I was in San Diego on Tuesday. I have never felt humidity like that before anywhere in California; and I was born and raised here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBueno
    I was in San Diego on Tuesday. I have never felt humidity like that before anywhere in California; and I was born and raised here!
    I kept telling people, "This must be what its like to be a Floridian."

    The weather is much better today.
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    Come on folks, we all know CA is broke. They probably forgot to pay their electric bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontereySherry
    Come on folks, we all know CA is broke. They probably forgot to pay their electric bill.
    Yeah, it's not comforting that one worker illiterate in two languages could shut down power in two countries.
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