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Outages too common to be 'normal'
I have been reading with interest all the discussion about whether or not to bury the residential electric wires in the greater Baltimore area. I am a resident of northeastern Baltimore County, and I experience frequent power interruptions. Since 2007, I have been keeping track of the outages at my residence. These outages have lasted anywhere from one second to seven days during Hurricane Irene. The total number of interruptions by year are: 12 in 2007, 15 in 2008, 14 in 2009, 19 in 2010, 13 in 2011, and four so far this year. Amazingly, I did not lose power during last month's storm.
July 16, 2012