Shutting off electricity for an island?

Old 09-18-04, 08:30 AM
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Shutting off electricity for an island?

Let me get your expert opionion...I live in puerto rico and the governor shut down all power before a tropical storm hit. 4 days later they can't turn the electricity back on.

The gov said she had to shut it down so live wires wouldn't be exposed if they were blown by the storm. Others say it doesn't matter, because of a grid system and certain grids should've been shut down.

For those who don't know, Puerto Rico is the size of CT. Do you think all off the island needed to be shut down?
Old 09-18-04, 02:56 PM
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I applaud the governor's thinkinh ahead and doing this. You never know where a wire is going to blow down. I heard this morning that two mobile homes were destroyed because hot wires blew on them and they burned up.

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