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National Grid, others expect power outages for days to come

An early taste of winter weather brought down tree limbs all over New York and turned off power for thousands, as wet snow from an unusual October snowstorm meant putting down the rakes and picking up the shovels.

Around the state, more than 200,000 customers were without power, most in the hard-hit Hudson Valley region of the state. Consolidated Edison reported almost 69,000 customers were without power in Westchester County, as were about 4,700 customers in New York City.

Orange and Rockland said it had 84,000 customers out in Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties. New York State Electric and Gas reported at least 52,000 customers with outages, and National Grid reported at least 9,300 customers out.

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  • ARJAY

    Was Algore holding a “man made global warming” seminar in the area?!

  • http://www.newsandopinions.net Bill Stanley

    “I think wind is the biggest factor.” — As soon as Al Gore reads that, he will blame the wind on man-made global warming. newsandopinions.net

  • Richard

    Isn’t it time to bury the electrical grid and avoid all these problems? Just think of all the jobs that would create!

  • Eli Jones

    Al Gore’s Personal Energy Use Is His Own “Inconvenient Truth”

    Gore’s home uses more than 20 times the national average

    Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy.

    Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).

    In his documentary the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

    The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh – more than 20 times the national average.

    Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh – guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

    Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

    Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.

    “As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use,” said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.

    In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006. In addition to all of Gore’s piggish use of fossil fuels and electricity, Gore recently bought a nine Million dollar mansion on the ocean that he claims is rising.

    ­­­­­­The Tennessee Center for Policy Research is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization committed to achieving a freer, more prosperous Tennessee through free market policy solutions.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/06/17/gore-ging-energy-1-year-later-gores-home-energy-use-climbs-10

  • yn1

    This storm moved at good ways up the East Coast and it was pretty far inland. New York was not the only state hit by this storm. Denver got more snow than did New York. PA got a lot and so did New Jersey. This might be an indication of the winter to come. Throw in a nice Nazi attempt to take over the country and it should be a real interesting time. We the People fighting back against tryanny and Nazism in America. Christmas might not be as Merry as it should be. Regardless, if alive raise your voices and praise the Lord Jesus Christ. He will see us through our problems. I have a funny feeling we may have some by then too. To much chatter going on everywhere for there not to be something problematic going on. The snow could really be an ally. CA people are not going to camp out in the snow. Defend America and have a great Christmas with the snow and families.

  • Gerald

    There is mounting proof that the Internet is a major contributing factor to global warming.

    Lets see, who exactly invented the Internet?

    • Just wondering

      Let’s also not forget. Gore endorsed Romney because they are working together on global warming. The only global warming I see is in their heads!

  • CAllenDoudna

    Just remember, folks, the News Media is going to blame all this snow on: GLOBAL WARMING!!!! Yes, that’s right, Global Warming causes snow. You uneducated pee-ons who have only Common Sense are too ignorant to understand this, so you must defer to the Educated among us who have Advanced Degrees and know so much we can’t hang a set of curtains.

  • Barbara Simpson listener

    THIS IS WHAT MY HOME STATE OF NEW YORK GETS FOR PASSING HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE BACK IN JUNE.Take that you asshole andrew cuomo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Charlie Witherspoon

    Wow, what a great reason to have a “We hate Al Gore party”. It’s great to blame someone, and even better to hate them for it too, right? Seriously, what does Al have to do with this storm? The erratic weather patterns are undeniable. We’ve had a substantial earth quake and a hurricane on the same week and now a devastating snow storm in October! Have you experienced this as normal in your lives? Climate change? Yes, obviously. How many devastating earthquakes have we had in the last couple of years? Haiti, Turkey, Chile, Japan… And the volcanoes too?
    It’s easier to just blame Al.

  • Maynard Merrell

    We all know what it’s like to be out of electricity, because of some kind of natural cause. Think about id for a moment. Now think about what it would be like if you had no electrical power at all for months, years, because of terorest attivities knocking down electrical power lines clear across the country, and substations, and power plants. Would this bring Americans to their kness and to their senses? I’ve studied guerrilla warfare for many years, and is why I want all our military from around the world brought home. We’re the only country with a dispersed military. And to have our military patrol our boarders. I know why this hasn’t happened, yet, but I’m not allowed the pace here to tell you, unfortuately.

  • Vance Andersen

    What about all the infrastructure and green energy jobs that Obama promised us? I guess now that work crews will have to put in OT or extra shifts they’ll probably hire some temp workers to assist w/cleanup, and Obama can say that the unemployment situation is fixed. Just like when he “fixed” the roads two years ago.

  • joey

    What a hypocrite, tell me to cut back, and he uses TWICE what an average home uses in a year only in one MONTH??? Get a ROPE.

  • Stealth

    Why is it that we here in Connecticut had 4-1/2 times more power outages than New York…yet they never MENTION it??