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Electricity and No Electricity

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Early A.M. yesterday morning, I was awakened by a storm. When I sat up in bed, my night light went off and I immediately smelled burned rubber. I turned on a flashlight and quickly got dressed. I was concerned that something was on fire.

I found that the two bedrooms, living room and hallway had no power. Luckily my kitchen still had power. (saving my refrigerated/frozen food).

I called the city and they checked and found that my meter had a burned out meter plug. I had to have an electrician.

Electrician fixed the outside plug and I still had no power in my bedroom, hallway and living room.

Electrician was checking all of my outlets and I told him I thought it was in my bedroom. I use a power strip to plug in things by my bed. He said it was from overuse. I said Nope. I only have my phone and a lamp plugged in there. So when I told him about the burned rubbery smell, then he said that lightning had probably run in and burned out the meter plug outside and the power strip by my bed.

Blessed that it wasn't worse.
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    Very observant on your part. Lucky lady. At least the electrician listened. emoticon
    127 days ago
  • JANEDOE12345

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    Lightning has hit my house many times as we are high up on a hill in the country. We call it a kiss! Anyway, no serious damage buy each time there is a little something. One time it scorched the bathroom's metal storm storm window and chewed through the rubber, into the wooden sill and yet did not crack the window itself. The house is from 1944 and I have heard that the same corner of the house had a small fire in the early days from lightning but luckily it seems to take it easy on us. I have been here since 1979.

    Take care of yourself! Dodge those bolts & volts!

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    127 days ago
    That is scary, glad you had no fires and no further damage. Hope all gets back to working soon.
    127 days ago
    So true
    127 days ago
    I have seen stuff like that happen. Smart to be proactive. You have to take care of you !
    127 days ago
    good observation on your part
    127 days ago
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