I just got updated totals for customers without power tonight as of five minutes ago...more than 106,000 across the State of Maine.
They say that this is the worst utility outage event in the last eight years. However, that was a rain event in the summer and it was at a time of temps in the upper 60s and low 70s and it took only three days to get everybody back up and running. They say that will not be the case this time.
The last time we had a power outage of this magnitude was 1998 and there were 700,000 homes and businesses without power. There were some places that did not get power back for a month. Funny part or not so funny part was this taking place in January 1998 and we are only a week from that time now.
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