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Power Outage
updated: Dec 05, 2012, 4:51 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

A subscriber reports that there is still no power at 4:48pm around Riviera.

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 COMMENT 350654 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 05:29 PM

I'm at Laguna & Micheltorena and mine went out about 10am but came back on at noon. Hang in there!


 COMMENT 350657P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 05:33 PM

That sucks. Good practice for the "big one" however.


 COMMENT 350660 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 05:41 PM

Edison's power outage website says:

Santa Barbara
Outage Alert Note: 539614
Estimated Restoration Time: December 6, 2012, 12:00 am
Last Updated: December 5, 2012, 5:10 pm
Start Time: December 5, 2012, 4:27 am
Customers Impacted: 235
Cause: Trees in Equipment
Crew Status: We are in the process of completing repairs.
Additional Info: Lines Down

Good practice for the big one indeed.


 COMMENT 350678P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 06:34 PM

Well, Costco is hosting a road show for Goal Zero solar panel kits through Sunday. You can get a panel/battery set-up that will charge a laptop and cell phone for about $250. I was thinking earthquake preparedness, but I can see how it would be useful in this situation too.


 BOOKSALELADY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 08:23 AM

We did not get our power back until approximately 4 a.m. today--all in all, about 24 hours w/o power. I think ours was the last block to get it back. Very frustrating!!


 COMMENT 350980 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 02:02 PM

yeah we live on Montgomery and Laguna and didnt get power back until 4am as well


 COMMENT 350999P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-06 02:54 PM

657: Good observation skills.

Yes. 24 hours without power was interesting, to say the least. I got kick out of how I was on autopilot and would flip light switches before thinking. We had lots of romantic candle light and a big roaring fire. Booklights aren't all that fun, though. And now I know to keep my laptop charged at all times.

Got a good laugh when my ├╝ber repair man/handy guy roommate asked me why we needed a key to open garage door. It was great to see the look on his face. "Oh, yeah, electric."

At midnight, I walked up to Pedregosa and Laguna to watch Edison at work. Two cranes with four guys in cherry-picker buckets. I could tell the time estimate for power would have to be moved back.

Only one other person out walking. Black as pitch, but starlight nice. Anyone else see the moonrise? The moon looked like it had been torn in half, all raggedy edged.


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