Hooray! This is amazing, that it was done so quickly!
PCL has a link on their Facebook page for claims forms. I think I remember mentioning that there will be a time for your claim, and it is now. Don't fall prey to hungry attorneys that want to suck down half of your claim.
Hooray! This is amazing, that it was done so quickly! Agree!!The men and women who worked on these crews should be publicly recognized in some way......Maybe the villages could sponsor a day in their honor...... Take up a collection and have the crews and their families down for a day of beach and BBQ on the house. The dedication and quick work of the teams probably saved quite a few business from a long hard winter... Just thinking out loud.
were working on it. The jist of the current plans are a wee bit secret but it does involve the entire Hatteras island community.
So what did people who had trips planned that week on HI do?
I'm glad it's back on. But I wonder if the evacuation order wasn't a severe case of government overreach?... it damaged local businesses. Electric power is a convenience, not a public safety issue. It's not like a lack of water or a lack of sanitation would be. Most would have left on their own accord. Campers who can live off the grid might have stayed...why was it necessary to chase them out? Why was it necessary to bar day visitors?
the basic reason for the blanket response was we simply could not get the load under control. didn't matter if your camper had a generator, the store you buy fresh meat from didn't. When we ask for serious electrical conservation, we didn't get it. in fact not even close and this is with some major players staying on their own power not the grid. Now if you want to critique us please come live in our shoes next time. We will admit we did not have a contingency plan for a fully loaded outage and really we can't. To bring in enough emergency generation or to figure out a way to "alternately feed" these islands is of course possible but way way more money then anyone could imagine. we did a remarkable job keeping what we had lit. things happen, Like the turbocharger blowing on the twenty cylinder diesel generator on Ocracoke. There is absolutely no doubt this outage in the middle of our busy season caused many of us to loose the kids lunch money this winter. kicked our asses really hard all the way around. But our Power providers, CHEC and Tideland did a job way past expectations and you can not beleive how proud we are of them. We're sorry it screwed up everyone's plans, really we are and our pocketbooks show it believe me.
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