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  • Power off from Orlando to Miami

    CNN is reporting that power is out to a large part of southern Florida.

    Does anyone know if WDW is effected?
    Last edited by Moonliner; 02-26-2008, 10:20 AM. Reason: darn. I hate typos in titles. Can anyone fix that?
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    Re: Power of from Orlando to Miami

    Well TDLFan is posting and if he is then I would say no.

    Fixed your title btw.

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    • #3
      Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

      Thankfully my power is still on too. Although it did go off three to four times last night which angered me!!
      -Tim

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      • #4
        Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

        The webcam is down...

        http://www.wdwlive.com/web-cam.html

        Does WDW have it's own power plants or does it draw from the civil grid?
        "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

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        • #5
          Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

          I'm reading reports of sporadic outages across the entire state.

          http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/feb...-power-outage/

          TAMPA - An unknown problem in the statewide power grid has sparked widespread outages throughout the Tampa Bay area this afternoon, as utility companies scramble to figure out what went wrong.
          Tampa Electric was fielding calls from customers whose power went out this afternoon, said Laura Duda, a utilities spokewoman. She said she didn't know how many people were without electricity or when the problem will be completely fixed.
          TECO is part of the statewide grid, she said, but because power is out here doesn't mean the statewide problem is to blame.

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          • #6
            Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

            See what happens when they do replace all those burnt out lightbulbs on Main Street!

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            • #7
              Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

              We had a temporary power blip in the apartment, butwe still have power here in Aventura. Unfortuately, our Internet is down. What a mess it is on TV.

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              • #8
                Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

                Apparently WDW may have been impacted. Most of Orlando is up and running, but there are patchy problems (15 dark intersections in the city).

                WDW in invoked in one report, so either the northern part of the region (maybe MK?) got dark, or maybe the problems were just north of WDW. Too early to say yet. Need independent confirmation.
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                • #9
                  Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

                  Mikeland - How's the traffic in the area?
                  -Tim

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                  • #10
                    Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

                    Found the source of the issue. I wonder if I'll have power when I go home tonight. LOL

                    http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2...+power+outages

                    Outages caused by mechanical failure to two nuclear power units at the Turkey Point facility, according to a spokesperson with Florida Power & Light. Parts of Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties affected

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                    • #11
                      Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

                      Originally posted by Moonliner View Post
                      Does WDW have it's own power plants or does it draw from the civil grid?
                      Last update I read stated that Walt Disney World's co-generation facility was only capable of providing approx one-third of WDW's power needs. The rest it purchases off-the-grid.

                      Although there was a point decades ago when Disney's co-generation facility not only supplied all Disney needed, but actually sold its excess power to the Florida grid at a nice profit.

                      Just heard an interview with a Florida Power spokesperson, and she mentioned some power outages "outside of Disney" that lasted about 20 minutes.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

                        Here in Miami, the power went out around 1ish and came back about an hour later. I was in school, and at first I thought it was just a minor power outage in the building I was in, then I realized that it was the entire school that was out of power (so I thought it was only an issue in the school and surrounding area), and we were later informed that most of Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida was out!

                        The outage didnt seem to last very long and I heard reports of people being stuck in elevators and a few car accidents, but everyone is safe now and Homeland Security has confirmed that this was a technical issue, not related to terrorism or anything like that. FPL (Florida Power & Light) has stated that all power should be back by now (5:30 PM ET), and anyone without power afterwards should report it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

                          Well we never lost power here at OFT so at least the East side of the property is OK.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

                            Looks like all power is for the most part back and I dont think WDW was affected, although I did hear in the news reports that parts of the Central Florida area in Orlando and Tampa had reportad outages earlier this afternoon.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Power off from Orlando to Miami

                              Originally posted by halltd View Post
                              Mikeland - How's the traffic in the area?
                              He can't answer. He's stuck in awfully bad traffic.

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