Power outage in North Florida?

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Does anyone know anything about a power black out in North Florida? A friend has a Nextel phone and he told me tonight that there was a message on his machine that service would be restored "momentarily." When he talked with a service representative, they told him that someone doing some y2k testing had blown up a transformer or something and that the power was out from Orlando to Tallahasee. Can anyone in North Florida confirm that story?

-- JoseMiami (caris@prodigy.net), November 05, 1999


Orlando is in Central Florida.

No problems here or anywhere that I have heard of.

-- the Virginian (1@1.com), November 06, 1999.

Talked to mom and sister in Amelia Island (far northeastern FL-about 2 -3 hrs. N of Orlando) tonight about 8-10pm EST. No mention of power problems. Brisk winds off the ocean. M

-- Meandu (Meandu@myhouse.com), November 06, 1999.

no blackout here in central florida sorry

-- gene (gene@centralfl.com), November 06, 1999.

Up here in Iceland the power is working fine also.

-- Butt Nugget (catsbutt@umailme.com), November 06, 1999.

No problems on east coast of northern Florida. In Florida, you get used to temporary outages. Longest one I experienced was three hours at night, bummer, I bored myself!

-- Nana (Nana@home.com), November 07, 1999.

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