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Power Outages For 14 Million In United States
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Power Outages for 14 Million In United States

A number of power outages in the Northeastern United States has left over 1.4 million people without power. Although this may seem routine in the winter months where heavy blizzards and snow storms disrupt infrastructure, the summer months are not ideal for this type of situation. The worst problem is that the power outage has remained for over four days. People have been living in sweltering heat without power for their air conditioner. In Maryland, several records have been met with regard to the temperatures for the months. If the power is not restored soon then many people (the poor especially) will find themselves in a serious bind.

The spot of the problem is Maryland where there have already been three fatalities due to heat related causes. Many of these people were unable to remain cool and thus perished in the heat. More importantly, there are serious water problems that are preventing citizens from getting the right amount of water that they need in order to stay hydrated.

Although thunderstorms were a welcomed sight last Friday, they were too wild for anyone to predict. The power outages have taken everyone by surprise and there are crews from as far as Quebec and Oklahoma that are fighting with this problem.

The power outages couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Temperatures in the United States are at record highs as a heat wave has engulfed the entire country. Twenty people have already died as a result of the heat in the past few months let alone those who are related to the outages.

Within four days there have already been frantic searches for water and other products in the store. Stampedes have almost disrupted store functioning as people get in line in order to buy more food and water. Additionally, many people have taken on different types of short term debt including payday loans in order to buy highly priced goods in this market. Still, people have hope that the power will be back online soon. Those who have incurred the above type of debts will seek to get a payday loan debt relief and will hopefully not have to deal with power outages in these temperatures. Unfortunately, these types of situations has many innocent people asking “When does it end and how do I eliminate payday loan debt?” A simple power outage could destroy the fabric of this small Maryland community in horrible summer conditions.


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kind of the same thing we have here in Florida when we have hurricanes....not fun

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  about 8 years ago

Yes you have some serious storms there in FL. We see nothing like that here in Los Angeles.

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  about 8 years ago

Good article. Horrendous photo! My brother and that side of my family are there. Fortunately my sister in law's parents kept power so everyone slept there. I gather my brother's generator is the noisiest in the world ! But it kept their food cold and had spare power to plug in neighbors too. Heat is waaaay harder to deal with than cold. I got caught for over a week without power back in October while visiting with family. We opened the two fireplaces and stayed close! Back home in Oregon November, December and January I ran into more people with the troubles you say. Payday loan debt relief is important - and we as a country need to find ways to eliminate payday loan debt by helping people in trouble in ways that generate less debt or we're not going to get our economy going well again. Seems so disorganized that we cannot keep people who want to be productive doing stuff that needs to be done. Instead we watch our roads, bridges, tunnels and more slip slowly into decay. There's a big disconnect that's getting bigger instead of being "addressed" as an "issue" that's actually a fixable problem. Not easily true - but through helping at the level you show. Payday loan debt shows that someone has paydays... easier to help people at that point...

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you so much Cynthia!

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  about 8 years ago

Pinned

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks buddy!

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  about 8 years ago
Joan S  

When I was a kid growing up, we didn't have air conditioning. We were hot, but I don't remember people dying from the heat. Now it seems we must have air conditioning. Nice article David.

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  about 8 years ago

You know we didn't have air conditioning either. But I never really remembered it being as hot as is nowadays though.

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  about 8 years ago
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