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Day 16, New Orleans (media.patriots.win)
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Liberty4All 5 points ago +5 / -0

It's no joke restoring power after some of the big transmission towers collapse.

Power companies don't have a bunch of those metal towers sitting around ready to pick up and plunk into the ground - those have to be rebuilt. So it's a little more complicated than just replacing the standard wooden poles.

And I bet they are having to replace a whole bunch of the wooden poles, too. Not to mention cutting and clearing debris out of the way constantly just to get to where they need to work. After seeing the power crews work so hard after Hurricane Michael, I have a lot of respect for how tough (and sometimes dangerous) their job is.

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WenOli311 4 points ago +4 / -0

We went and stayed 4 nights at the casino in Biloxi (we’re compt.) a lot of the power guys from out of town were staying there, last I heard 3 were killed trying to restore the power. Just on our main road we had 7 transformers that were destroyed. But the poles were snapped in 1/2 too.

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Liberty4All 3 points ago +3 / -0

After Hurricane Michael in 2018 the power companies had to replace 7,700 wooden power poles, most of which had been snapped like matchsticks.

But AFAIK none of the big metal tranmission towers came down like happened in Louisianna.

Either way, rural customers are going to be the last ones to get power back. It's down to simple math because every pole put back up in an urban area helps more people than a pole put back up in a rural area.

Also, even in the cities, the hospitals, infrastructure (water and wastewater plants, etc), nursing homes, police stations, fire stations, and large grocery and mass retailers will get priority. That way people can get medical care, water, food, ice, and supplies, not to mention getting law enforcement and fire protection back ASAP. Residential areas are not as high a priority.

It sucks (I've been through it), but unfortunately that is part of the risk of living near the coast in hurricane-prone areas.

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WenOli311 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’ve lived in Louisiana my whole life. Been thru a few bad hurricanes in 44 yrs. left for a couple including Katrina. My house in over 80 yrs old never flooded so we’re staying put. Your gonna face some type of weather disaster anywhere you move Fires, Tornados or Hurricanes. You know that famous Global Warming is going to kill us all😱 if Joe Biden don’t 1st 🤭

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SPEDMan64 2 points ago +2 / -0

When I was 5 my mom and I left Pensacola and cruised along I-98 to see what Camille had done. We drove all the way to Biloxi before turning back. It was pretty freaky, well to a 5yo anyway.