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Some of your winds during your storms are insane like mini Hanukkah Eve events where here in the PNW winds around 50mph tend to cause power outages.   Anything above 55mph you get outages light up like a christmas tree in the tens of thousands though PGE and especially Pacific Power are very prompt at restoration and we haven't ever under Pacfic had anything more then 3 hours out which was our longest one yet. Most are just an hour or two no biggie like a power nap.

If we had underground lines and a substation flooded or had a major fire I shudder to think the results as it won't be a simple matter of finding the spot and ordering parts where it's needed as this would require a lot of digging.etc even though not as many would lose it those who do would lose it longer then just a 'few hours'.

 

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Very rare to get powercuts in any of the places I've lived in England because most of the cabling is underground. I only remember a powercut from a blizzard in Staffordshire in December 1990 but that's it really!

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Back in the 80s and early 90s we almost always got a power cut from thunderstorms but this hasn't happened once since.  

The 1987 and 1990 wind storms left us with power cuts but it was restored the same day.  During ciara in February we had an outage for 1h which was surprising because power cuts due to severe weather seem to be a thing of the past

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If you count the 1995 Xmas Eve blizzard as a storm, we had no power for the following three days; and, with nighttime temps down to between -18 and -25C, our cutlery was all frozen together, and the inside walls were frosty!

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