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    IRMA in numbers:
    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...ados-FE8116744

    regarding the power: i think edenorte may be switching off whole circuits to do repairs. each circuit has subsections and while only some of them might have been affected or damaged, they need to take down the whole area to do repairs safely. they have been working in PP practically non stop since thursday night. a technician we spoke to yesterday already had been on the streets for 16 hours - and not going home yet.

    so fingers crossed that everyone will be reconnected soon.

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    [computer translation. Rain bands from Irma still plaguing some areas]

    Irma did not leave human victims, but caused floods and thousands displaced

    SANTO DOMINGO. Without reports of fatalities, thousands of displaced people, isolated areas, bridges, houses and affected aqueducts are part of the aftermath left by Hurricane Irma as it passes through the country.

    The Emergency Operations Center (COE) reported that 12,829 people continue to be sheltered and 1,899 displaced in family homes. In addition, 966 homes were affected and 108 destroyed; 38 localities remain incommunicado, 30 affected aqueducts and four affected bridges.

    General Juan Manuel Méndez, director of the COE, said that a reduction of the displaced is expected in the next few hours, as many are returning to their homes.

    He further stated that because the phenomenon moved away from the country, alert levels were lowered, leaving only San Juan and Montecristi in red. In yellow are Samaná, Maria Trinidad Sánchez, Puerto Plata, Dajabón and Valverde.

    On the green alert are Azua, San Cristóbal, San Pedro de Macorís, Monte Plata, Sanchez Ramírez, La Vega, Santiago, Espaillat, Hermanas Mirabal, Santo Domingo, El Seibo, Hato Mayor, Monseñor Nouel, Barahona and Duarte.

    Francisco Holguín, of the National Office of Meteorology (Onamet), warned that cloud bands associated with Irma will continue to cause precipitation for another 24 hours, with greater intensity in the southern and border area. The forecasts are that in Monte Cristi, Puerto Plata, Santiago, San Cristóbal, Azua, Baní and San Juan there will continue to be rains of considerable values.

    Aníbal Piña, of the Port Authority, reported that the docks of the port Duarte in Samaná, the old one of Puerto Plata and of Manzanillo suffered damages.

    "By way of consequences are not open operations, however the other ports of the country if they are operating normally," he said.

    Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health formed directives for patients exposed to diseases with contaminated water.

    The National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INDRHI), a spokesperson for the Dams and Reserves Operation Committee (COPRE), stressed that dams are normalizing.

    In the case of the Tavera dam in Santiago, which had been established at the 315th margin, it is now at the 320th level which allows it to accumulate 7 million cubic meters per second.

    While the Sabaneta dam, in the southern region, the water received forced the free spill so the population is asked to follow the official guidelines. Meanwhile, 31 aqueducts and several points without power remain outside services.

    328 displaced families in Mesopotamia, San Juan:
    Before Hurricane Irma passed through the southern region, 328 families were displaced from the vulnerable sector of Mesopotamia, San Juan de la Maguana, due to the large entrance of water that had the Sabaneta dam because of the flood that the rivers presented San Juan , Maguana, Dajay, and La Rubia.

    From this place, which was hit by Hurricane George in 1998, a total of 1,640 people were forced to move to relatives and friends with the help of members of the Armed Forces and the National Police, according to the provincial director of the Civil Defense, Sandra Matos.

    As of yesterday 1, 170 people remained in displaced status. Matos said that the vulnerability of Mesopotamia is due to the fact that it is located in the middle of the San Juan River, so that its residents are in danger of a flood of the tributary.

    Also in the communities of El Capá, Lavapiés, Los Fríos, El Gengibre, La Ciénaga de Mogollón there were displacements of people residing in vulnerable homes for a total of 2, 232 evacuees throughout the province.

    Matos also detailed that members of the Civil Defense follow the refugees.

    The figures left by Irma
    14,728

    People have been displaced by the rains left behind by Hurricane Irma.

    1.074

    Homes affected, 966 damaged and 108 destroyed.

    38 Incommunicado towns. Public Works carries out debris removal and tree fall in: Seybo-Miches Road, Sánchez-Samaná Road, Yuma-Higüey, among others.

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    Hato Mayor. Soco River overflowed and 10 communities (Concho Primo, Curbita, Don Diego, Cabeza de Toro, Campiña, Lima, Bima, Batey Nuevo, Regajo, Aureka and Jaguar ) in San Pedro de Macoris and El Seibo are cut off.

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    Just to add to the power mystery.... told by my electrician that a main power line is down but should be repaired today. That indicates to me that once the main line is restored they will find lots of other problems that they don't know about yet.

    I'm going to shut off my main Edenorte breaker so I don't get power surges and on/off/on/off that that mess me up more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR Solar View Post
    Just to add to the power mystery.... told by my electrician that a main power line is down but should be repaired today. That indicates to me that once the main line is restored they will find lots of other problems that they don't know about yet.

    I'm going to shut off my main Edenorte breaker so I don't get power surges and on/off/on/off that that mess me up more.
    yes. they are working on the biggest problems first (fallen electricity posts, transformadores blown away, broken cables). then they reconnect the power and go after the small stuff like blown fuses and so on.

    some of the issues when the power comes back on come from the fact that many people are dumb, greedy, desperate asswipes. they do not know how to manage their household and when the power comes back on everyone overloads the grid charging inversors at max capacity, they turn on all the lights, water pumps, whatnot.

    yday when our power came back we turned off the heater and warmed up water for washing on the stove. the inversor stayed off until just before we wen t to bed when we connected it again and put it at slow charge. we stayed all evening with only one light on and did not plug some unnecessary stuff until this morning.

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    5:00 PM Sat. East of Sosua.

    Good points dv8. I'm thinking with 1,000s of refers, AC units, inverters/chargers, water pumps, pool pumps, TVs and stuff demanding power that the grid is going to go nuts with surges and brown outs that can/will really screw up a lot of appliances and electronics. Then they need to look for other problems so power may go on/off/on/off causing more surge and brown outs. Not good at all. That's why I cut my Edenorte main breaker and will wait some time to let the grid stabilize.

    On an up note? Since my gen. is doing so nicely, I'm enjoying a lot of AC, have my inverter batteries fully charged in case I need them, running our greenish pool 24 hours to get it clean ASAP and have filled my cistern via well and purification systems.

    Hope to reinstall my solar panels on Tues. wind allowing.

    Edit note: Edenorte not on yet!

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    At my location Edenorte has turned power on/off about 6 times today.

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    Work is apparently being done on this ongoing outage. EdeNorte estimated power to be restored between 6 - 7 pm tonight which has now come and gone. My power switched on and off three times this afternoon/evening and I am west of Sosua.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    At my location Edenorte has turned power on/off about 6 times today.
    same for parts of POP. i think they are working out the wrinkles.

    i hope Telecable will have restored service before the Superbowl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    Work is apparently being done on this ongoing outage. EdeNorte estimated power to be restored between 6 - 7 pm tonight which has now come and gone. My power switched on and off three times this afternoon/evening and I am west of Sosua.
    I think I counted 8 times until I a very loud explosion around 8 Pm. Now almost 9 PM. I suspect tomorrow will be another day.

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