Power Outages Frustrate Midwesterners

Power Outages Frustrate Midwesterners

There are 4 comments on the The Associated Press story from Dec 7, 2006, titled Power Outages Frustrate Midwesterners . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Having burned through $300 on hotels and restaurants since her house was plunged into darkness by a winter storm, Ann Hill was on the verge of blowing her own fuse.

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Blown Fuses

Decatur, IL

#1 Dec 7, 2006
why are these people blowing their fuses? Mother Nature created this havoc and the workers are doing their darndest to restore power. Why not be upset at the politicians for not using funds to bury cables underground vs. getting 15-20% wage increase. And not only that, the people that are doing the most complaining were NOT prepared themselves for this storm.
William E Cox

Kansas City, MO

#2 Dec 7, 2006
Ameren UE managers should take more responsiblity for the result of poor preparations for this storm. The outage this summer was bad but this time it is in excusable. The should be fired or fined or both. Customers were forced to boil in the summer and freeze in the winter. In all this the managers paid while the customers suffered. They should suffer like the customers by losing their jobs.
Reply to William

Decatur, IL

#3 Dec 8, 2006
How are the Ameren UE Mangers supposed to take on more responsibility when our government can't even do it?? It seems everyone is putting the blame on Ameren and Ameren couldn't get assistance to bury lines underground -what's up with that?
David

Alton, IL

#4 Mar 28, 2007
Bury the stinkin lines. Lay off the CEO"S Stop wasting money.

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