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Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:41 AM

ERCOT is ordering rolling blackouts due to high demand


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Are asking Texans to:
- reduce their thermostat to 68° or below
- unplug unnecessary appliances
- turnoff unneeded lights
- don’t run major appliances like dishwashers and dryers

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Reply ERCOT is ordering rolling blackouts due to high demand (Original post)
Mersky Feb 2021 OP
Thekaspervote Feb 2021 #1
Mersky Feb 2021 #2
OldBaldy1701E Feb 2021 #21
sprinkleeninow Feb 2021 #6
LeftInTX Feb 2021 #14
Mersky Feb 2021 #3
LeftInTX Feb 2021 #16
narnian60 Feb 2021 #20
duforsure Feb 2021 #4
catrose Feb 2021 #10
sprinkleeninow Feb 2021 #5
duforsure Feb 2021 #7
sprinkleeninow Feb 2021 #9
Mersky Feb 2021 #18
Mersky Feb 2021 #8
sprinkleeninow Feb 2021 #11
Mersky Feb 2021 #12
LeftInTX Feb 2021 #17
Cryptoad Feb 2021 #13
Mersky Feb 2021 #19
LeftInTX Feb 2021 #15
LeftInTX Feb 2021 #22

Response to Mersky (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 05:05 AM

1. Interesting that TX seems to think secession would be good, but let a little bit of winter

Come their way and the gov asks for the DEMOCRATIC President Joe Biden to declare a federal emergency!!

And of course the REAL president who cares about the country, even thou the request came from a state that did everything they could to interfere in his fair and rightful election immediately responded in THEIR hour of need.

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 05:26 AM

2. Secession is still a fringe idea in Texas

For every idiot driving a truck with a secede sticker, there’s probably 50 other drivers rolling their eyes.

And yeah, this winter storm is a real world lesson in why Texas is part of a much greater democratic republic.

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Response to Mersky (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:36 AM

21. No offense

But I might suggest you do more than roll your eyes. If there are 50 sane people to one nutjob, that state should be a utopia by now. (I am from North Carolina, and we are in the same boat. The nutty few in power over the hoardes of decent people. Yet, they are still in power... so, how many 'decent' people are there in my home state? How can these idiots keep on getting elected?)

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 05:53 AM

6. Because our Real and True President has integrity. It's a virtue foreign to them.

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 06:51 AM

14. Stop it...Texas does not think secession is good

The rep that filed the bill was given shitty committee assignments.

He filed it for attention.

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Response to Mersky (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 05:33 AM

3. Been without power for one hour and twenty minutes

I’m in Austin, and am wondering how other DUers in Texas are doing with the blackouts?

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Response to Mersky (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 07:04 AM

16. Sorry about what you're going through. no blackout yet, but other locals have had 15 minutes...

I've heard that south texas is also sharing power from Mexico.

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=11311

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Response to Mersky (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 10:34 AM

20. Southeast part of Houston here.

No power outage here yet.

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Response to Mersky (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 05:48 AM

4. Lost power twice tonight, once for 15 minutes, and once for 30 minutes.

Could be from rolling blackouts already. Both since 1:50 am.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 06:15 AM

10. Me too. Scary for the CPAP user in the house.

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Response to Mersky (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 05:50 AM

5. Sheesh. It's really serious down there.

February 2019 we finally got a whole house standby generator installed. I got fed up with throwing out food after hurricanes and ice storms. Freezing for days during an ice storm or heavy snow. It's worth every $. I go around thanking God out loud when the power goes out. A neighbor few doors down got theirs same time as we did. Thx to my husband who kinda encouraged them. Now a buddy 2 doors up just had his installed last week. It's not a luxury. An improvement to your residence.

Be safe and well! 💟

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 06:02 AM

7. Got a solar generator going when I lose power.

TV , lights and ceramic heaters if needed , but have a gas stove for cooking and heating if needed. Got it for hurricanes , but never expected this from the cold. This is just the first one, and the next one expected to have colder temperatures.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 06:13 AM

9. Well, that's a plus. I'm sorry that y'all are getting this severe weather

that's unusual that far south. It seems like one thing after another for us peoples. I have my Tradition of Faith, but truth be told, some days I just don't know how much more we all can withstand. We get persecuted for 4+ years straight, then the pandemic, now ridiculous weather. It hurts my soul. Sure there's been human suffering since time immemorial and mb lots of us had 'life is just a bowl of cherries'. Yah, we're resilient, but haven't experienced anything close to this en masse.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 07:10 AM

18. Ooooo, I'd like to get one of those

We have a small camping solar kit. Would be a good time to get it out and use it.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 06:11 AM

8. Has been a weird experience storing frozen food on back porch

Been meaning to get a deep freeze, but heck, the weather brought me one this time.

An in-line generator is on our list of priorities when we shop for a new house in the somewhat near future.

Hi, Sprinkleeninow

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Response to Mersky (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 06:21 AM

11. Lived in Southern CT b4 relocating. Not even 30 minutes from Long Island Sound and beaches.

We had some pretty bad snowstorms and ice, but really never experienced any numerous power outages. Mb with the climate change situation, weather just got more wacky severe.

💟

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 06:34 AM

12. Lol, the most snow I've seen was in Quebec

Bunch of middle schoolers from Texas diving into the accumulated snow in front of some govt office at midnight the first evening of our trip. Really enjoyed it the whole week.

I have seen snow in Vegas, and that was downright surreal.

Otherwise, the sporadic cold snaps and flurries have been nothing compared to this. I can’t believe the temperatures. It’s 10°FFffff! We’ll make it through best we can, and thankfully, I don’t have to drive anywhere!

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Response to Mersky (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 07:10 AM

17. Can't believe it's 10 degrees and snowing!

It stopped down here, but it never snows down here when it gets really cold.

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Response to Mersky (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 06:41 AM

13. I guess TX is teh richest of the Red States

what they spending their money on,,,???? The Wall? ,,, all those tax reductions for the rich not doing any good,,,cut em loose,,,, they all batchit crazy in my book

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 07:23 AM

19. Oh man, there better not have been any state dollars thrown at the wall

Am looking at how to deal with crazy-wealthy hosing folks with bad information. The thing is down here, the information gap has gotten out of control in recent years.

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Response to Mersky (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 07:00 AM

15. So far, so good, but people near me have had them last for up to 15 minutes.

My flashlight is hanging from my wrist, just in case!

Will be sleeping in my clothes!

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Response to Mersky (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2021, 03:51 PM

22. We have not had a single blackout yet: Everyone else around here has

Even the neighborhood which is less than a mile away has had blackouts.....

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