help is on your way

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  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    was on rt. 81 North in Va. saw more than 100 power trucks headed South
     
  2. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    Watching it on the news right now. Lots of footage of power trucks and ambulances.
     
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    The Electrical Power Industry and employees are an example of the amazing ability of our citizens to help each other against a common problem.

    People like these that help others, are the backbone of our Republic and deserve recognition for their efforts.

    KUDOS to all that help with no other goal!
     
  4. deputy tom

    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    We had a nasty storm in my area last week putting thousands out of power and the various power company crews did their usual fantastic job, working day and night to get service back to as many people as soon as possible. Sure, they get some seriously fat paychecks but earn every single cent. When we get a bad winter storm, they're out too, working in totally miserable and often dangerous conditions. Kudos to them all.
     
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    Electrical lineman on disaster duty makes like $7000 a week.
     
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    One of the sweetest sights I've ever seen was all the power trucks coming in from out of state after Katrina. The guys received the reception of of Kings.
     
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    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Go up in bucket, in rain to fix power lines. Not me. I would not want to do it on a calm, sunny day.
     
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    Live in Central FL along the east coast. We love power line workers from any state. FL summer time no AC is miserable... I think it was a crew from RI a few years ago brought the neighbor hood up.
     
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    Whatever they're paid, they earn it... They do a tough and dangerous job and I certainly appreciate them... Last big outage here my wife and I took sandwiches and coffee to a crew up on the highway just before dark... Said it was the first food they'd had since 5:00 A.M.
     
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    2 of the trucks were pulling trailers with "bucket trucks"
    on "tank" treads
     
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    Underrated profession in my opinion. Many people don’t give them a second thought...until their power goes out.
     
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    I got the notice yesterday, my search and rescue team is on standby to deploy to the affected area; last year everyone was there for us, we will be there for them this time out.....
     
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    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    This is where America shines.
     
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    When the power goes out, even when the weather isn't bad, those guys are a welcome sight.
     
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    I'll be awaiting the volunteers sent from all the concerned Countries across the globe to come help us by providing rescue personel & equipment, to help with cleanup efforts, and to also provide free water, food, blankets and shelter to those unfortunate enough to be caught up in the hurricane.

    (insert: sound of crickets)
     
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    This. I know a couple linemen, and they go out into virtually every storm.
     
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    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    I think about them every time I see the bucket up in the air. I've got several friends that were linemen. I eat breakfast with them twice a week. Lots of interesting stories told during those gatherings. tom. :cowboy:
     
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