Monday, January 14, 2019

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! OUTRAGE AGAINST KCP&L AFTER EPIC WINTER STORM POWER FAIL SPARKS VOTER PUSH BACK THREAT!!!



The reality is that KCP&L has thousands of lineman at work right now and power is quickly coming back up . . . Sadly, that doesn't stop Internets chatter.

A few of more interesting threads worth a look:

Going Underground

"Voters need to start talking about burring power lines. With the increased threat of climate change and more severe weather events. The lines hanging above like the old days is outdated. Time to move forward with a plan instead of waiting for disaster."

Kansas City Priorities

If it wasn't for KC hospice, my FAMILY MEMBER wouldn't have made it through the weekend . . . I thought there was supposed to be on a priority list. We really need to look at the details of how the power companies operate in KC.

Kansas City On Hold

"At a certain point, this is a public safety issue and, given that they're really a public/private firm there needs to be some improvement in how power companies communicate outages and ETAs for return of power. City Hall, Jefferson City and Feds need to update their requirements."

Again, at one point there were more than 100K people without power and that number is quickly falling.

Check the links:

KCTV5: Tens of thousands remain without power in Kansas City after winter storm 

KSHB: Frustration brews for some KCP&L customers without power

KMBZ: Weekend snowstorm closes schools, leaves thousands without power

Developing . . .

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good thing it's election season. This should increase donations to the front runners.

KCJd said...

Burying power lines is probably the best idea here. It's a big project that would take some government intervention but certainly for the best.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see TKC is back up and running. I put in a few complaints myself.

Jordan said...

Yes bury the power lines and make the automated systems better. People really want human operators but they're not going to like it when the local lines have Indian accents. So maybe website updates should be enough.

Anonymous said...

Better title for you TKC:

Grandma can't watch her soaps.

Drunk uncle tuned out of faux news.

Sorry.

Jordan said...

^^^ Actually, in this kind of cold it's much more serious than that. People are at a huge risk of health issues and they have every right to be man. JERKOFF.

Anonymous said...

Power lines don't often go down on their own. Justr trim back the trees that have large branches over power lines. Each property owner pays for his own trim. Be proactive.

Anonymous said...

Everyone have a good day.

Anonymous said...

After the ice storm in 2002, there was talk about burying power lines, but at the time city officials said that would cost $2000 per customer. I said I'd pay it, but the proposal went nowhere.

Cee Bee said...

The latest snowstorm was a once in a decade type event. The amount, the type of snow etc. The power grid in Kansas City would have to massively upgrade its infrastructure to go through one of these without problems. We are talking BILLIONS of dollars. And who is going to pay for that? Consumers. Power rates are already high, and it is homes in the older parts of town that have exposed power lines.
The best thing KCP&L could do would be to give a partial rebate to those who paid for their lines to be buried.
Otherwise I think the grid is in decent shape. It is cost effective and designed for most contingencies. Even a once in a decade event such as this one, only a small percentage lost power. People need to put this in perspective, and prepare for short outages themselves.

Anonymous said...

Subdivisions in my area of town date back to the 70's. All utilities are undergound. In my 15 years living here, we have never experienced an outage greater than about 30 minutes. However, ... there are above ground feeder lines that can be affected. These lines, however, get extreme scrutiny and any limbs near the major feeder lines get trimmed SEVERELY and I mean HACK HACK HACK. Not pretty!

My neighborhood has already paid for its underground utilities, thank you. So if your neighborhood wants to do the same, do it neighborhood by neighborhood funded by assessments on affected property. That way the people who benefit can pay.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Excellent comment. People in KC always want freebies.

Anonymous said...

KCP&L owns City Hall not the other way around!

Anonymous said...

Nice the local moron weather people let us know we were going to get some snow. "Going to be some snow for the Chiefs so get your chiefs gear ready!"

Anonymous said...

Cheap ass people need to suck it up and trim their trees, that’s 99% of all power outages, I pay to get my trees trimmed, it sucks and I may not get a vacation that year but it’s worth it.

Anonymous said...

Has the clown suited Mayor said anything?

Anonymous said...

there are power outages, suck it up snowflakes

Anonymous said...

If people used the money they spent on Chiefs season and playoff tickets to buy their family a natural gas powered generator and had it properly wired into their house and breaker box they would have power. The generator would automatically start when the grid power failed.

Anonymous said...

The solution is to buy a generator for emergencies. Ours is powered by natural gas and will run everything but the dryer and the oven. You wouldn't drive without a spare. Step up a little and get an emergency generator.

Anonymous said...

I bet Lard Ass Sly hasn’t been without power for a minute. This is just one of the many casualties of spending the bulk of city funds on pretty, new shiny things and letting infrastructure go to hell.

Anonymous said...

Too many damn trees around power lines. Trim or remove. Problems solved.

Anonymous said...

yes let's burr our power lines.

burr
/bər/
verb
gerund or present participle: burring
1.
make a whirring sound.
2.
form a rough edge on (metal).
"the handles were fixed by rivets burred over on the shield's front"

Anonymous said...

kcpl going to help pay for frozen pipes east side of main at 75 hasnt had power for 4 days whats bad is the west side has power after 1 day so i would like to know whos going to help us fix frozen pipes