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Tell Patch: How Many Times Have You Lost Power in 2014?

More than 200,000 people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties were without power late Tuesday night.

(Patch file photo)
(Patch file photo)
More than 200,000 people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties were without power late Tuesday night after powerful storms moved through the region.

Thousands in the region were also without power last week, again after severe thunderstorms.

And let's not forget February, when a PECO broke records for the number of customers without power -- the only time there were more outages in the region was during Superstorm Sandy. Some were without power for a week.

So Patch wants to know -- how many times have you lost power this year? Take our poll above, or let us know in the comments below.


LOU PACE July 10, 2014 at 06:44 AM
Backup generators are the only solution. They are the only way to eleaviate the problem. Figure it in to the cost of the house and forget about it.
Carmine R. July 10, 2014 at 06:52 AM
Definitely more times than I care to remember. Just like a third world country, as someone else said. Like many of the other comments, it seems like it's been more and more often lately. For some reason, we will lose power when there is no storm. And much more often than friends and relatives that live just 2 - 4 miles away from us. We have a gas generator, but have started looking in to getting an installed generator or solar.
RosiesDad July 10, 2014 at 07:16 AM
Lost power at our home yesterday afternoon; hours after the storm. PECO says that we will have power back by Friday. 48 hours of outage in the middle of summer. At my office, we lost all 8 lines for the second time in 3 weeks on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Service was restored by noon but went out again at 9PM on Wednesday night. They have better utilities service than this in Somalia. America is now officially a Third World country. USA! USA! USA!
John Child July 10, 2014 at 08:05 AM
The worst part is when my side of the street is out for four solid days with indoor temperatures of 35-degrees; while right across the street is light and bright making popcorn and watching movies! Bbbrrrrrrrrrr.
Susie Martin July 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM
It's NOT how many times we lost power this year. It's HOW MANY days the power is out each time. If our infastructure is so old, why not replace lines and cut trees when things are going smooth? Preventive work, NOT repair work.

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