146,000 United Illuminating Customers Still Without Power; No Timeline Issued

Oct 30, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Patch.com

The United Illuminating Co., which saw 194,000 of its customers knocked off the grid at the height of Hurricane Sandy, was still working to restore power to 146,000 of them on Tuesday night.

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BPT

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we take power for granted. not having it at home sucks.
going to bed at 8 pm and taking cold showers in the morn. is not fun
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it could be a lot worse. hope it goes on soon.
No Power

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UI bragged that they have hired thousands of extra contractors but they are moving like snales in Bridgeport to return power to homes where no devastation took place. What is the issue? I bet Malloy has power and his hard earned groceries are still in the refrigerator/freezer. What is going on with UI? I live in the Northend and they have the same old response. Nothing. Who is paying for all these hired contractors?
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UI is no better than CL&P. How long does an assessment take to assess? I don't get it. They purposely cut off my power in Bridgeport at 6:30 p.m. and since then...nothing. Where are all the contractors? There is still a big tree at the corner of Testos Restaurant and Madison. 2 days people but if you pay your light bill 2 days late you get a shut off notice. Our rates are getting higher and higher but slow service. Yes, I am thankful I was not killed but dang, if the customers are going to fit the bill then these folks should move a little faster. I don't thousands of dollars to replace groceries.For the overtime these folks are getting, we need better quality service in Bridgeport. I keep seeing Milfor and Fairfield but what about Bridgeport? Dont the residents who pay taxes and their bills who reside here deserve service too? Malloy is getting on my nerves. I want to hang him from a light pole.

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This past Monday, around 5:30 PM Tippy and her fish and I lost our electric and we just got it back today, around 2:00 PM today. I was very worry about the fish dying since the filters and the heaters were off and the water was cold and dirty.
Karl

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At least give us an aproximated date when services will be restored.

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I agree with Karl, who I hope got his power back.
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No Power wrote:
UI bragged that they have hired thousands of extra contractors but they are moving like snales in Bridgeport to return power to homes where no devastation took place. What is the issue? I bet Malloy has power and his hard earned groceries are still in the refrigerator/freezer. What is going on with UI? I live in the Northend and they have the same old response. Nothing. Who is paying for all these hired contractors?
At meeting in Fairfield today it was mentioned that there are 3 crews working. 3.

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Very sad, only 3. Shame on UI.
Victor

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It's been 30 hours and I still have no power at home. I don't think that, they care about bpt. Mayor is right, they ignore bpt except sending bills...

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I agree with Victor. About 50% of homes in Stratford lost their power. I got my back today.
Victor

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Damn u UI.
- Going to the car
- charging the phone
-coming back home

1 hour later;
- same processes

What a situation... Damn UI
LynneB

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We lost power on Monday at around 6 p.m. Here it is THURSDAY and still no power, while others on the next block over have it, and have had it since the beginning of the storm. What gives? They deliberately turned a LOT of peoples' power off "for safety reasons". What horseshit. They deliberately turned power off so they could use this storm as an excuse to REPAIR lines that should have been repaired YEARS ago and weren't. Oooopsy. Got caught lying again. All those CL&P and UI company CEOs haven't earned and don't deserve the big bucks, lying to people like they do. What about people who have little kids and no heat? What about people whose medication needs to be refrigerated? What about the thousands and thousands of dollars worth of FOOD that people have had to throw away because it went bad?
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LynneB wrote:
We lost power on Monday at around 6 p.m. Here it is THURSDAY and still no power, while others on the next block over have it, and have had it since the beginning of the storm. What gives? They deliberately turned a LOT of peoples' power off "for safety reasons". What horseshit. They deliberately turned power off so they could use this storm as an excuse to REPAIR lines that should have been repaired YEARS ago and weren't. Oooopsy. Got caught lying again. All those CL&P and UI company CEOs haven't earned and don't deserve the big bucks, lying to people like they do. What about people who have little kids and no heat? What about people whose medication needs to be refrigerated? What about the thousands and thousands of dollars worth of FOOD that people have had to throw away because it went bad?
How are you posting here with power?
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No power and the state/town of Monroe is continuing with its road construction on Main St,so you detour all around the storm damage then get held up in contruction traffic. These people are "brilliant". Not bad enough we have no power,and no idea whenwe will get power.
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LynneB wrote:
We lost power on Monday at around 6 p.m. Here it is THURSDAY and still no power, while others on the next block over have it, and have had it since the beginning of the storm. What gives? They deliberately turned a LOT of peoples' power off "for safety reasons". What horseshit. They deliberately turned power off so they could use this storm as an excuse to REPAIR lines that should have been repaired YEARS ago and weren't. Oooopsy. Got caught lying again. All those CL&P and UI company CEOs haven't earned and don't deserve the big bucks, lying to people like they do. What about people who have little kids and no heat? What about people whose medication needs to be refrigerated? What about the thousands and thousands of dollars worth of FOOD that people have had to throw away because it went bad?
Same here Lynne, lost it Monday @7:30. 3 blocks down there is power.

People shouldn't be stocking up on perishables before a hurricane. If anyone did it's on them. Esp when you are warned that power could be out for more than a week. People with meds should prepare beforehand, get coolers, get ice. Go to a shelter where it can be refrigerated. Put layers of clothes on the kids.

As much as this sucks, people have to prepare for the worst and get rid of "it won't happen to me". In 18 years in my home, I've never lost power, I still prepared and we are hanging in there.
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Same here Lynne, lost it Monday @7:30. 3 blocks down there is power.
People shouldn't be stocking up on perishables before a hurricane. If anyone did it's on them. Esp when you are warned that power could be out for more than a week. People with meds should prepare beforehand, get coolers, get ice. Go to a shelter where it can be refrigerated. Put layers of clothes on the kids.
As much as this sucks, people have to prepare for the worst and get rid of "it won't happen to me". In 18 years in my home, I've never lost power, I still prepared and we are hanging in there.
We are too. BF bought a generator and we have gas cooking and hot water, so we're not as bad of as some others. I just wish the people in charge didn't lie all the time. The utility companies really weren't "ready". I don't blame the ground crews, they can only do what they're told to do. I do blame upper management and the big money guys for lying to us. I think they decided they were going to use the storm as a cover for replacing faulty wiring that they should have replaced years ago.
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LynneB wrote:
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We are too. BF bought a generator and we have gas cooking and hot water, so we're not as bad of as some others. I just wish the people in charge didn't lie all the time. The utility companies really weren't "ready". I don't blame the ground crews, they can only do what they're told to do. I do blame upper management and the big money guys for lying to us. I think they decided they were going to use the storm as a cover for replacing faulty wiring that they should have replaced years ago.
They were so far from ready it's disgusting. It's all on management. God bless the ground crews, I'm sure they had to put up with a lot of abuse. I heard someone say the same thing about the wiring.

And I got word my power is back on. The whole neighborhood was cheering.
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Not only that I don't have power, but I don't have water either. I've been staying over my family house in Bridgeport, just to shower and eat dinner! ALL of the fast food places are packed. You need to have patience to stand over an hour just waiting for your morning coffee. Also no gas stations! Neither nowhere near besides Bridgeport, and there's some gas stations that don't even have gas. Main street been hell to drive. Luckily now they have street lights, instead of everywhere being a stop. Monroe is only getting power back on Tuesday? Come on now. I just hope I get power soon, that way I can go back to school and just relax at home!
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i went home at lunch, no power.
i have not even SEEN a ui truck in my neighbohood, yet.
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BPT wrote:
i went home at lunch, no power.
i have not even SEEN a ui truck in my neighbohood, yet.
Ugh-my husband and I saw two on Tuesday when we went to find gas, but that's it. On the way to work yesterday I passed a whole caravan of out state utility trucks-no idea where they were dispatched to.

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