Fluvanna Man Stuck in Home Due to Downed Power Lines

Power crews are working to restore electricity to homes in rural communities of central Virginia. Full Story
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hmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Mar 10, 2013
I spoke to the power company when ours was out. I am surrounded by senior citizens , many of whom use electrically powered machines to concentrate oxygen. they need these to live. Dominion told me they would get around to it; they were dealing with more critical areas. I asked what was critical, and they told me it was the more populated areas. I asked if human life mattered , the answer was a resounding no the populated profitable areas mattered more. THEY DONT CARE ABOUT YOU. this article shouldn't surprise anyone
Tex

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 10, 2013
thanks for the info hmmm, its a sad commentary on the state of our once great nation
Thankful

Palmyra, VA

#3 Mar 11, 2013
Could be worse
I too live in Fluvanna and my drive is blocked by down tree, poles and wires - I cut a path throught the woods to neighbors yard and can get out to get gas for generator- thank God I own a old a very small 4 wheel drive Bronco.

This storm shows how much we've gotten dependent on electricity (CVEC) and how ill prepared some folks are for emergencies.

Power will return!So I hope :)

And "Thank You CVEC" for all you crews hard work!
Common Sense

Palmyra, VA

#4 Mar 11, 2013
Line maintenance is the key to the lights staying on. Everywhere you look there are trees touching and leaning towards lines even during clear conditions.
sville

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Mar 11, 2013
cves said A lot of the larger black cables are actually telephone lines you need to contact your telephone company because they will actually come out and they're responsible to clear those lines so you have access in and out your driveway
its not like it said phone or power on the lines how could anyone know that?????
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Mar 11, 2013
"Not all these lines are ours. A lot of the larger black cables are actually telephone lines," said Jimmy Wilmoth of CVEC.

The age-old utility not-our-problem argument.
Nationalize them.
GoUVa

Culpeper, VA

#7 Mar 11, 2013
Tex wrote:
thanks for the info hmmm, its a sad commentary on the state of our once great nation
And yet another "It's Time To Whine" Republican bobble head has chimed in. The storm is Obama's fault bobble head. By the way...it took Bush 8 years to ruin "our once great nation" and Obama 4 years to start her up again but she is beginning to roll. Hold on whiner for the ride.
GoUVa

Culpeper, VA

#8 Mar 11, 2013
hmmm wrote:
I spoke to the power company when ours was out. I am surrounded by senior citizens , many of whom use electrically powered machines to concentrate oxygen. they need these to live. Dominion told me they would get around to it; they were dealing with more critical areas. I asked what was critical, and they told me it was the more populated areas. I asked if human life mattered , the answer was a resounding no the populated profitable areas mattered more. THEY DONT CARE ABOUT YOU. this article shouldn't surprise anyone
The words "while ours was out" made your whole post a farce. You were hoping that Dominion would rush out to your neighborhood and get your power restored if you told them that elderly people lived around you. Elderly people live all over every county that suffered power outages. We were out for over 2 days but we knew they would get to us sooner or later. They worked night and day to restore power to many thousands of people and I thank them all for working hard for us. Your post didn't say a thing about you checking on any of the elderly. Fact is...you only care about yourself and by using the word "elderly" you hoped you would get power sooner. Your post made it clear to me that you don't care about anyone really but yourself. Whine on over to Tex's house.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Mar 11, 2013
GoUVa wrote:
<quoted text>And yet another "It's Time To Whine" Republican bobble head has chimed in. The storm is Obama's fault bobble head. By the way...it took Bush 8 years to ruin "our once great nation" and Obama 4 years to start her up again but she is beginning to roll. Hold on whiner for the ride.
Now I know where Obama gets his "we were left with a horrible situation" five-year old mantra.

I am glad to see that Obama fixed that "worldwide reputation of America" that Bush also ruined. Obama's international status was front and center on display in Afghanistan this weekend, for sure. Hagel's off to a great start!

Chevy's doing great; I see lots of Fiats on the street; unemployment is only 7.7%, and economists are specifically worried about the plateaued levels of long-term unemployed and the underemployed.

R.I.P.: Barry Goldwater
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Mar 11, 2013
Liberalace wrote:
<quoted text>
Now I know where Obama gets his "we were left with a horrible situation" five-year old mantra.
I am glad to see that Obama fixed that "worldwide reputation of America" that Bush also ruined. Obama's international status was front and center on display in Afghanistan this weekend, for sure. Hagel's off to a great start!
Chevy's doing great; I see lots of Fiats on the street; unemployment is only 7.7%, and economists are specifically worried about the plateaued levels of long-term unemployed and the underemployed.
R.I.P.: Barry Goldwater
Wall street, the keep-it-real barometer, is worried as well.
Dude

Winchester, VA

#11 Mar 11, 2013
Liberalace wrote:
<quoted text>
Now I know where Obama gets his "we were left with a horrible situation" five-year old mantra.
I am glad to see that Obama fixed that "worldwide reputation of America" that Bush also ruined. Obama's international status was front and center on display in Afghanistan this weekend, for sure. Hagel's off to a great start!
Chevy's doing great; I see lots of Fiats on the street; unemployment is only 7.7%, and economists are specifically worried about the plateaued levels of long-term unemployed and the underemployed.
R.I.P.: Barry Goldwater
Goldwater was a poor choice
"I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism."
~Barry Goldwater
Dude

Winchester, VA

#12 Mar 11, 2013
huck wrote:
<quoted text>
Wall street, the keep-it-real barometer, is worried as well.
"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."
~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Mar 11, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."
~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild
http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/thank...

steal $22, go to jail
steal 22 trillion and get a book deal
GoUVa

Culpeper, VA

#15 Mar 11, 2013
Liberalace wrote:
<quoted text>
Now I know where Obama gets his "we were left with a horrible situation" five-year old mantra.
I am glad to see that Obama fixed that "worldwide reputation of America" that Bush also ruined. Obama's international status was front and center on display in Afghanistan this weekend, for sure. Hagel's off to a great start!
Chevy's doing great; I see lots of Fiats on the street; unemployment is only 7.7%, and economists are specifically worried about the plateaued levels of long-term unemployed and the underemployed.
R.I.P.: Barry Goldwater
How about your bobble headed Governor in Richmond. His only claim to fame was reopening rest areas. I rode by the one's on interstate 64 west of Richmond yesterday and they had porta potty's sitting out front on both sides. I guess your man that's for less government & no more taxes will have to raise taxes again to pay the water bill. It's Time To Whine Pub's & oh yea...it's Obama's fault.

RIP Republican Party!

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#16 Mar 11, 2013
huck wrote:
"Not all these lines are ours. A lot of the larger black cables are actually telephone lines," said Jimmy Wilmoth of CVEC.
The age-old utility not-our-problem argument.
Nationalize them.
Nationalize them? What a brilliant idea! Then the utilities can be as screwed up as the rest of the Guv'mint.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Mar 11, 2013
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text>Nationalize them? What a brilliant idea! Then the utilities can be as screwed up as the rest of the Guv'mint.
and man stuck in home is not?

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#18 Mar 11, 2013
huck wrote:
<quoted text>
and man stuck in home is not?
Man not stuck at home. Man has two feet-use them.
Hmmmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Mar 11, 2013
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text>Nationalize them? What a brilliant idea! Then the utilities can be as screwed up as the rest of the Guv'mint.
Typical case of selective observation. Please do not subject me to a world without a USDA where its up to me to figure out food safety of every food item I buy every time I'm in the grocery store. Please don't subject me to a world of privatized roads and bridges. Please do not ask for a world without an FDA. Please do not leave me without a state corporation commission. Please don't make me have to inspect and test every gas pump I use to make sure it is metering correctly.

The notion that anything done by the state is a disaster is popular urban legend and nothing more. Its just that people never notice all of the things that actually work and make their day to day lives easier and possible. Give me a fraction of the advertising budget of any fortune 500 company to run ad campaigns about how much state infrastructure underlies day to day activities and I'll have you loving on the state.
randomthoughts

Waynesboro, VA

#20 Mar 11, 2013
Maybe it's me ,or the headline .

I don't see where anybody would be STUCK from what I see in the picture, or read.

You are only STUCK if your not interested in getting anywhere.

Good Luck
Hmmmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Mar 11, 2013
randomthoughts wrote:
Maybe it's me ,or the headline .
I don't see where anybody would be STUCK from what I see in the picture, or read.
You are only STUCK if your not interested in getting anywhere.
Good Luck
Yes, I supposed "stuck" is a relative term.

I drove by that house yesterday. The vehicles cannot leave the driveway or get around the hazard in any other way.

So yes, I suppose if one wanted to HIKE the 10-20 miles to the nearest "something" (store? workplace? whatever), the I guess they are not technically "stuck." They could have a nice walk up and down their rural road to nowhere. If you were in great physical condition I guess you could do a 30-40mile round trip to the grocery store on foot...with a giant backpack to carry home the groceries.

Then again, if you were very wealthy you might call for a car service or even taxi. But very wealthy is most often not found in these rural parts of the county. I also happen to know that Enterprise will not "pick you up" this far out.

So if it makes anyone feel better to look at this and just assume someone is a whiny, lazy person, then I suppose you can go ahead and do that. But I'll only take it seriously if you agree to go be "not stuck" there with someone in this kind of situation.

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