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40-Minute Eversource (PSNH) Power Outage In Alton (NH) — June 18, 2018.

by Anura Guruge



It was from around 7:05 to about 7:45pm, on Monday, June 18, 2018. We, in Alton, New Hampshire, were having but light rain — but we know there were thunderstorm to the South of us.

We were watching Episode 2 of “Anne Frank Diaries” on Acorn TV went all went dark.

We were the first to call to report an outage.

To be fair to Eversource (a.k.a. ‘Eversore’) this appears to be the first outage we have had since November 29, 2017 — i.e., 201-days!

WOW. 201-days.

In November 2017 we had three (3) outages in the month.

Well, I am not complaining.

On January 3, 2018, in anticipation of the “Bomb Cyclone” snow storm we had got a new generator — our 3rd. This was meant to be a backup for the other two — we needing two generators to power up 70% of the house.

Well today was the first time I got to use the new generator, a 7,000-watt Troy-Bilt (from Lowes), with electric start, in action. Once I remembered how to start it, it started first time. [I have now put a sticker on the switch I need to have on ‘ON’ before the electric starter kicks-in!]

So, that alone was good. I like to run my generators for 30-minutes every 6-weeks or so to prevent rust. So, this achieved that.

Glad power came back ….

I was expecting it to be out till the early hours of the morning.


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by Anura Guruge

“Bomb Cyclone” Nor’easter Storm, New Hampshire — January 4, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.





As I write this at 9:03pm (Eastern) the wind is HOWLING and rattling the house — and this is a BIG, solid house.

I am braced waiting for the power to go off! 3rd row — middle — a NEW generator! We are now a 3 generator family! Need 2 to run the house and with this cold it would be irresponsible not to have a backup since the house would FREEZE solid within 10 hours.

At 4:15pm, when we went out for the second time to shovel snow, we had had 10″ snow — on the front steps. Since then we probably have exceeded the 12″ mark.

The snow is bad BUT I can live with it and survive it.

It is the WIND that is the killer — especially when we lose power. That is, alas, NOT funny.

The Christmas laser, which is still out there, mainly because it is frozen solid, makes pretty pictures on the snow.


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by Anura Guruge