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Lately, at my house, there has been a huge brown out! Luckily I have an APC backup on my computer so it is regulating the voltage somewhat. It is just freaky because there isn't enough electricity to cool the house so it's 85 F indoors. Unfortunately I live in Texas and it frequently gets to well over 100 F outside. :( I hope it doesn't last long.

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ha ha texas! oh wait that's where i am too... what part of texas... its pretty bad here in fort worth...

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Lately, at my house, there has been a huge brown out! Luckily I have an APC backup on my computer so it is regulating the voltage somewhat. It is just freaky because there isn't enough electricity to cool the house so it's 85 F indoors. Unfortunately I live in Texas and it frequently gets to well over 100 F outside. :(  I hope it doesn't last long.

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I used to live in Texas and out upstairs AC was out for an entire summer....I lived in San Antonio. (Of course as hot as Texas is, it is still better than any other state in the union :D )

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probably too many people are using their A/C, thats how the big blowout hapend in New York, and surounding states (last year, I think it was).

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how is there not enough elctricity

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probobly from everyone running thier A/C. It isnt as bad as a blackout. The power company hopefully is trying to fix it.

"A situation in which the voltage in a power grid is reduced below its normal level but not entirely eliminated."

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lol. Whatever his problem is it's a local one. Hate to get political here but it's the only way to explain it. Texas alots enough money of it's overall budget to keep the powergrid updated and working properly (of course there will always be a glitch here and there, as in this case). Whereas California and New York, two more... liberal states... spend a lot of their budget on social programs and throw it at education with little to no organization, and do not spend enough updating the powergrid for a growing population. Like a wise man once told me, "You can afford whatever you want to afford"

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u guys should have been in florida last summer. when i got hit by hurricanes, no power for almost 1.5 months. that means no AC, ran my computer of a generator, only have fans blowing hot air at ya :D

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u guys should have been in florida last summer. when i got hit by hurricanes, no power for almost 1.5 months. that means no AC, ran my computer of a generator, only have fans blowing hot air at ya :D

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Hell yeah! I can imagine that would suck.... In NC a few years ago we had a winter storm where nothing came out of the sky but ice.. We got one inch of snow and 6 inches of solid ice...covering everything. Needless to say we had some major problems. Of the 2.1 million people using Duke Power serviced areound here, 1.2 million of them were without power for a week. So basically for an entire week straight, I was stuck living in my basement, getting only power from a gas generator, and my only warmth was a gas fireplace... for a day, then somehow the gas line got busted....rare...but it happened. It was up to 30 in the day, and down to 15 at night. It was very miserable and I never want to go through that again.

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u guys should have been in florida last summer. when i got hit by hurricanes, no power for almost 1.5 months. that means no AC, ran my computer of a generator, only have fans blowing hot air at ya :D

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That hurts... Generators are good.

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u guys should have been in florida last summer. when i got hit by hurricanes, no power for almost 1.5 months. that means no AC, ran my computer of a generator, only have fans blowing hot air at ya :D

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You live around Fort Myers?

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