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    Power cut

    Not sure technology is the place for this. We had a couple of hours without power this afternoon. This is unusual these days, but was a common occurrence when I was a child, especially around Christmas.

    We checked with the neighbours, who had power, so we reported the matter to Western Power and were assured that since we are classed as vulnerable (over 65) we would have priority. A short time later a very nice woman called to say around 50 homes were involved and it was in hand. Within two hours the power was back and an engineer was at the front door asking if we were OK. Full marks for service.

    #2
    Western power are great.
    We get power cuts often in the winter. We’ve got a generator now in case it’s off for quite a while.
    Past cruises:
    Carnival Conquest October 2002
    Independence of the Seas October 2012
    Independence of the Seas May 2014
    Explorer of the Seas June 2015
    Norwegian Escape October 2015

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      #3
      Thankfully power cuts in our neck of the woods are rare, indeed, I can't recall the last time we had one. We have had a couple of instances where we have been notified we'll in advance that the power would be off briefly to allow for work to be carried out but that is no problem. We keep a torch and some candles 'just in case' and have a camping light and stove which we bought about five years ago and have yet to use. Hope the trend continues!

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        #4
        We still have power. Plus three vans, a lorry with a little digger and another with yellow plastic barriers. Obviously a bigger job than we thought!

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          #5
          The Western Power guys worked all night, in the rain. Our neighbours have a trench across the font of their property, but we all have power. We had a call from Western Power earlier to explain the problem and check things were OK. Wonderful service.

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            #6
            We seem to get very brief cuts quite regularly. The only inconvenience is having to reset clocks on our oven, microwave etc. Burst water mains are more of a pain. Hardly a week goes by without a nearby road being dug up.

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              #7
              I suppose 2 or 3 a year.
              A forum friend in Nova Scotia has been without power since Hurricane Dorian hit on Sunday, but should be back on by Thursday.
              Heaven only knows when the Bahamas will have power...
              Jo.

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                #8
                We had a power cut a week ago. We were informed well in advance as it was for planned upgrade work.

                Living out in “the sticks” we always have a stock of candles, LED camping lanterns with spare batteries, a small picnic/camping gas cooker with spare gas cartridges and a cabinet type gas room heater with a spare gas cylinder. We also have about 10 x 2litre bottles of water for drinking and a water butt for toilet uses so should be able to cope with no power or water for a couple of days.

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