Utility defends cutting off gas servi...

Utility defends cutting off gas service in storm

There are 51 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Feb 7, 2011, titled Utility defends cutting off gas service in storm. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Natural gas service was cut off to thousands of New Mexicans last week because utility officials feared losing control over the company's distribution system and having potentially dangerous uncontrolled outages across the state, lawmakers were told Monday.

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Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#1 Feb 7, 2011
The question is who do they shut off? How is the decision made which areas will be cut off? Whey were rural areas without good access to supplies cut off? If areas like Santa Fe or Albuquerque were cut off, the have more resources, stores, food, and supplies available to handle the emergency.

It is my opinion this was a test run to enact a scenario as stated in the Camp FEMA videos
http://blip.tv/file/3661748
This will answer the question of the sheeple will leave their homes and gladly go to shelters (Camp FEMA).
Less populated rural areas are easier to control.
Jordan Slater

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Feb 7, 2011
Let the excuses begin. Here is a link to the caim process against NM Gas.

https://www.nmgco.com/pdf/ClaimProcess.pdf
Obamaism

Fort Smith, AR

#3 Feb 7, 2011
There IS a camp waiting for you.
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Feb 7, 2011
Thanks for providing the crazy republicunt view!
Andy Whiteman wrote:
The question is who do they shut off? How is the decision made which areas will be cut off? Whey were rural areas without good access to supplies cut off? If areas like Santa Fe or Albuquerque were cut off, the have more resources, stores, food, and supplies available to handle the emergency.
It is my opinion this was a test run to enact a scenario as stated in the Camp FEMA videos
http://blip.tv/file/3661748
This will answer the question of the sheeple will leave their homes and gladly go to shelters (Camp FEMA).
Less populated rural areas are easier to control.

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Feb 7, 2011
davy wrote:
Thanks for providing the crazy republicunt view!<quoted text>
You are welcome. I sure don't trust Dictator O'Bummer who wants to a socialist country.

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Feb 7, 2011
Jordan Slater wrote:
Let the excuses begin. Here is a link to the caim process against NM Gas.
https://www.nmgco.com/pdf/ClaimProcess.pdf
Thank you for posting.

Barb Moore, please take note of this link!

I had a friend check my house who stated that there appeared to me no freezing of pipes and water was running but there could be be some that froze such as those in the garage to the washer or hot water heater.
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Feb 7, 2011
What do you hate the most, our socialist school system or the socialist police department? Maybe you hate the socialist interstate highway system even more?
Andy Whiteman wrote:
<quoted text>
You are welcome. I sure don't trust Dictator O'Bummer who wants to a socialist country.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Feb 7, 2011
Andy Whiteman wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for posting.
Barb Moore, please take note of this link!
I had a friend check my house who stated that there appeared to me no freezing of pipes and water was running but there could be be some that froze such as those in the garage to the washer or hot water heater.
Yeah, I don't need it. No damage here to my home. I live in a snow home. They were built to last.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Feb 7, 2011
Also that link states that homeowners should contact their insurance company; the same advice I gave someone on another thread.

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Feb 8, 2011
BarbMoore wrote:
Also that link states that homeowners should contact their insurance company; the same advice I gave someone on another thread.
Glad to hear you had no damage.
The problem with filing an insurance claim is that your insurance rates will go sky high if you file a claim. It may be cheaper for a home owner to pay the damage himself rather than file a claim. In my case, my intent is NOT to file a claim unless really large. A high deductible also gives lower insurance rates. Therefore one of my houses has a $2500 deductible and the other has a $7500 deductible. I had storm damage from falling limbs last spring which I paid myself since it was less than the deductible.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Feb 8, 2011
Andy Whiteman wrote:
<quoted text>
Glad to hear you had no damage.
The problem with filing an insurance claim is that your insurance rates will go sky high if you file a claim. It may be cheaper for a home owner to pay the damage himself rather than file a claim. In my case, my intent is NOT to file a claim unless really large. A high deductible also gives lower insurance rates. Therefore one of my houses has a $2500 deductible and the other has a $7500 deductible. I had storm damage from falling limbs last spring which I paid myself since it was less than the deductible.
Well, that's the correct route to take. Get an estimate and see if the damages are less than your deductible. If not, then turn in a claim with your insurance company (which in turn would file a claim against NM Gas Co.)
Bill - Beth

Alamogordo, NM

#13 Feb 8, 2011
While living in Wyoming for 21 years the gas NEVER went off even at less than 50 BELOW ZERO. Been in NM for 10 yrs. Yes it got cold but enough to cause this problem. This was due to HUMAN ERROR!!!
Alamogordoan

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Feb 8, 2011
davy wrote:
Thanks for providing the crazy republicunt view!<quoted text>
Davy,

Check out the link and watched the video...got one question for ya...Your Momma have any kids that lived??

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Feb 8, 2011
BarbMoore wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, that's the correct route to take. Get an estimate and see if the damages are less than your deductible. If not, then turn in a claim with your insurance company (which in turn would file a claim against NM Gas Co.)
Sure, turn in a claim and you lose your no claim discount and your insurance rates go sky high! I say deal directly with the gas company and leave your insurance out of it since they will surrogate from the gas company and then raise your premium. I am sure they will raise everyone's rates anyway because of storm damage but file a claim and yours will go higher.

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#16 Feb 8, 2011
Sorry I double clicked due to slow computer.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Feb 8, 2011
Andy Whiteman wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, turn in a claim and you lose your no claim discount and your insurance rates go sky high! I say deal directly with the gas company and leave your insurance out of it since they will surrogate from the gas company and then raise your premium. I am sure they will raise everyone's rates anyway because of storm damage but file a claim and yours will go higher.
LOL! Look how you all are complaining about how long it's taking them to turn back on the heat. Can you imagine how long you'll be waiting for that check to repair your damages.

You'll soon be complaining about the mold setting in.
Your check's a long time coming.
Cactus Flower

Alamogordo, NM

#18 Feb 8, 2011
Andy Whiteman wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure, turn in a claim and you lose your no claim discount and your insurance rates go sky high! I say deal directly with the gas company and leave your insurance out of it since they will surrogate from the gas company and then raise your premium. I am sure they will raise everyone's rates anyway because of storm damage but file a claim and yours will go higher.
I believe the word you were looking for is subrogate not surrogate.
they

Santa Fe, NM

#19 Feb 8, 2011
davy wrote:
What do you hate the most, our socialist school system or the socialist police department? Maybe you hate the socialist interstate highway system even more?<quoted text>
aren't socialist roads, everybody pays the gasoline taxes that pay for them, not just the rich.

Since: Oct 08

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#20 Feb 8, 2011
are we sure these folks are from washington dc...it sure looks like something run from washington...you know the "golden touch" of the government!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#21 Feb 8, 2011
davy wrote:
What do you hate the most, our socialist school system or the socialist police department? Maybe you hate the socialist interstate highway system even more?<quoted text>
Maybe it's just the ignorant people who drink the liberal Kool-Aid!

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