Power still out at Coast Guard Academy

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  1. Luigi59

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    Power still out at Coast Guard Academy
    By Kathleen Edgecomb

    Publication: TheDay.com

    Published 05/18/2010 12:00 AM
    Updated 05/18/2010 01:29 PM

    http://www.theday.com/article/20100518/NWS01/100519700/1047

    New London — The Coast Guard Academy is dealing with a second day without power as it prepares for Wednesday's 129th commencement ceremonies.

    Nearly the entire campus lost electricity at 9:30 a.m. Monday, when a main power transformer on the grounds blew.

    Crews are working to repair the problem, but contingency plans are being drafted to hold the graduation at Connecticut College if power is not restored by the end of the day.

    Graduation is scheduled for Wednesday at Cadet Memorial Field, or inside Leamy Auditorium if there is inclement weather.

    A follow-up advisory will be issued when power is restored or to provide information about changing venue.

    Although most of the underclass cadets are at summer training programs off campus, the roughly 200 cadets who will be graduating are still at the academy and families are visiting.

    Backup generators are providing some power, but computers are down, and stores on campus are closed, according to David M. Santos, communications director for the academy.

    Smith Hall, the Child Development Center and Dimmock Hall, all located in the north end of campus, never lost power, he said.

    Mitch Gross, spokesman for Connecticut Light & Power, said the transformer was replaced but other problems were discovered with the academy’s equipment.

    “We are assisting in any way we can and are awaiting word to turn the power back on,’’ he said.
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Conn College??!?!?! DON'T DO IT!!!


    I would assume the generator's out and in force for the wardroom.

    Think about all of those uncharged cell phones...and missed emails....
     
  3. Luigi59

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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    probably caused by a squirrel
     
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    That's what they want you to think.

    Me, personally? This has "K.P." all over it my friend. . .
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    They don't care this time of year, and still haven't discovered electricity at KP anyway.
     
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    I really enjoyed watching the graduation online last year when my son knew he was going to the CGA. All the more I want to watch it again now that he has made it through his first year. Assuming it will be available online if the power issue doesn't rule that out, do I just go to the CGA home page? I can't exactly remember the logistics.
     
  9. USNA1982BGO

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    Here is the public link for viewing:

    http://www.uscga.edu/commencement2010

    There is currently live feed and it looks to be a go for an outdoor ceremony. A bit chilly here in CT today; highs only in the 50s, overcast, but looks like the rain has left us.
     
  10. Luigi59

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    HD broadcast this year! :thumb:
     
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    Is anyone having problems with the USCGA website and also with sending email to them?? I was on the website yesterday.....but cannot access now, and all my emails keep getting sent back. It must be a mess up there or.....is it me:eek:

    Thanks,
    Suzie
     
  12. Luigi59

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    It's all related to the power outage.

    It could last a week, stay patient.
     
  13. Suzie

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    Thanks Luigi....Patience it is:smile:
     

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