Our power went off in Woodcroft at 7.45 pm and we thought it was our turn for the shut off. It was finally reinstated at 9 am this morning. Not a lot of sleep had as my OH is a postie and was supposed to be getting up at 5 am without his trusty alarm. Also was stiffling hot in the house as the air conditioner hadn't been on long before the power went off.
Let's hope that is our only one.
Mobile phones have alarms in them! I always use mine now as Seaford used to get power cuts all the time and couldn't rely on the power.
We were going to use that until I realised my phone needed charging so was also worried that it wouldn't go off. Needn't have worried cos hardly slept anyway cos so hot.
Phew panic over. LOL. Our power went off this afternoon at 2.10pm which was fine until I realised my car was in the garage and I needed the car to collect the kids from School. One in Happy Valley the other Hallet Cove ( there is no way i could have walked there in this heat!!). Our garage has an electric door so therefore would not open. Phoned hubby at work telling him he would have to come home to get our Son from School and then he told me about the manual cord to open the garage door. Yep managed to do that and opened the door but it would not stay up ( and it was a heavy double garage door), so hubby said find something to prop it open. " Hello" what exactly was I supposed to find from the house. Anyway managed to prop the door open, got the car out without the garage door falling on it. Went back inside all hot and bothered and guess what the power was back ON !!!. Arghhhhh all that effort.
The Latest News From ETSA (WARNING)
It looks like many of us are going to have the power off at some stage, see the attached link although we were not cut off again today it states that some houses in our area were affected yet again.
With the temparartures what they are at the moment I would suggest keep your Aircon on if you have power as it may go off without warning.
Oh, and make sure you've a full gas bottle and the fridge is fully stocked with pre chilled drinks.
no sign of relief....
Posted on a news site (adelaide) about 50 mins ago...
"There is no sign of relief, with daytime temperatures forecast to remain at 38C or above for the next seven days, before rising to 40C again next Thursday. Experts say Adelaide could match or exceed last year's record heatwave of 15 days of temperatures above 35C."
There are more planned 'controlled' black outs but say they have an oversight and there is another outtage (not controlled) but this time it takes 8-10 hours to come back on and its the middle of the night.
Call me Mr Sensible but if you don't have home insurance then I would suggest you get it...
Food shopping for a family of 5 for the week-deep freeze and fridge-chicken, fresh fish (you get the idea) all has to be thrown out...how much would that cost?
How long would it take a deep freeze and fridge to defrost in this heat?
Say it causes a small puddle on your floor that then stretches to your expensive carpet soaking it through.
It's unlikely that you would make a claim but then it all depends on what monetary value you're talking per family...
(you can tell I work in the insurance industry! LOL!)
We've just had our half hour outage in Woodcroft (I was in Foodland and the staff there were impressively organised, and had torches on, chill cabinets covered etc within 2 minutes - super effort guys). Thank goodness that's the only power cut here so far.
Now if someone could PLEEEEEEEEEASE arrange a very lengthy cut for Camden Park starting around 5.40am on Monday I would be very grateful!
We've just been off for 1.5 hours in Onk hills.
The Panalatinga Road/Pimpala Road intersection was 'interesting' without the traffic lights working
Ours went off from 7.15 to 11.30 last night in Woodcroft and this afternoon from 1.45 til 3.45.