An update on the power issue…

So, power here in my part of Tampa was down for about 45 minutes between 1 and 2 pm. It went back up and things seemed fine. However, everyone was able to get onto the web, and check out their tv’s to see that a huge portion of the state is out. Word around here is that everything should be back up and running by 6PM, shitty power grid not withstanding.

Jessickuh keeps calling me and saying that me and the woman can drive to Texas and bunk with her and her husband. While our power was out, sporadic text messages kept coming in to the effect of “I see the news. Y’all are having a fucking terror state!“, “Christ, that’s scary!“, and my favorite : “Going to DragonCon?

MIAMI (AP) — A mechanical failure to two nuclear power units at the Turkey Point facility south of Miami has caused statewide power outages Tuesday afternoon.

Service from multiple agencies, including Progress Energy, Tampa Electric and Florida Power & Light were affected.

Florida Power & Light spokesperson Bob Coleman said when the Turkey Point generators suffer mechanical failure the entire state is affected.

The State EOC in Tallahassee has activated to a Level 2, partial activation, in response to the current power outage in the state. The state’s emergency activation center will be partially staffed.

There are approximately three million people without power in the Florida Power and Light system.

Read more here.


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