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Just back online here in Biliran. We had no power for 8 days. In some ways this one was worst than Yolanda. Steel poles that carry power cables bent in two. The power lines to a globe tower is still lying on our land. Repairs are temporary. There will be months of  12 hour brown outs until they fix all this. 

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1 hour ago, hyaku said:

Just back online here in Biliran. We had no power for 8 days. In some ways this one was worst than Yolanda. Steel poles that carry power cables bent in two. The power lines to a globe tower is still lying on our land. Repairs are temporary. There will be months of  12 hour brown outs until they fix all this. 

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One would think that they would install hurricane proof poles.  But it is life in paradise!  Good luck.

 

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11 hours ago, hyaku said:

Just back online here in Biliran. We had no power for 8 days. In some ways this one was worst than Yolanda. Steel poles that carry power cables bent in two. The power lines to a globe tower is still lying on our land. Repairs are temporary. There will be months of  12 hour brown outs until they fix all this. 

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We were lucky down South, but we did our turn with Yolanda.  it is a reminder that we live on a hostile planet, and we are just 'guests' for a time.  I wish you well for the coming months of brownouts - time to read those books you wish you had time to read.....

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On 1/1/2020 at 9:40 PM, Jester said:

One would think that they would install hurricane proof poles.  But it is life in paradise!  Good luck.

 

It's not really the poles although it not a good idea to plant them in rice paddy without a concrete base. It's trees! Most grow from a seed on the ground, they are not planted. They get big and just fall over, usually on somebody else's property or a power line. I spent seven hours the first day cutting somebody else's trees and banana that grow a good 4/5 meters tall that smash down on walls and fence. I have kept a meter clear around the perimeter fence but it needs to be wider.

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I was in Isabel Leyte that time, hard wind but not any big problem. No power from 6pm to 2pm next day. I use Smart and had Internet the one us Globe no signal at all.

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On 1/1/2020 at 8:20 PM, hyaku said:

Just back online here in Biliran. We had no power for 8 days. In some ways this one was worst than Yolanda. Steel poles that carry power cables bent in two. The power lines to a globe tower is still lying on our land. Repairs are temporary. There will be months of  12 hour brown outs until they fix all this. 

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I was going to comment on the pole’s fitness for purpose - until I zoomed the pic and saw the coco tree underneath. 
 

As an American comic once said “it’s not THAT the wind is blowin’, it’s WHAT the wind is blowin’”

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