Electricity out for five minutes in Wellington Wednesday evening

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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down michelle · 276 weeks ago ok so if they drop us off grid then why cant we use our owen plant that we got and use our electric and if our people can get us up then why use our plant Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 276 weeks ago Good question. But I believe westar only dropped us for less than 10 minutes and it takes a little more than that to start their gas turbine. Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down L.M.S. · 276 weeks ago People should really know all the facts of a situation before they start ranting about things they know nothing about. Do you know what it takes or how long it takes for our City workers to restore power in an outage situation? Do you have the whole story as to what happened? If you answer NO to these two simple questions please do not Armchair quarterback. Thank You Report Reply 0 replies · active 276 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down New to town · 276 weeks ago Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter Storms . . . .Maybe we need someone to give us a refresher on power outage procedures for Wellington and surrounding towns in Sumner county. Does Wellington have a backup generator they use? Is it just for hospitals and nursing homes? So if my stay at home great grandmother who needs power 24/7 for critical life reasons and the city loses power, do I need to get her somewhere fast? Hmmmm? I know they preach when to change your smoke detector batteries and blow tornado sirens weekly, but what about power outages? Report Reply 1 reply · active 275 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down faganlover · 275 weeks ago Power drops in every town from time to time. If you need constant electricity you should get a gas powered generator that automatically kicks on when needed. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down CCC · 276 weeks ago No, we don’t have the whole story yet I haven’t seen the whole story available anywhere. Why is our electricity so high yet so unreliable? Why did Westar drop us at all? If we have our own plant why are we getting our power elsewhere? You fail to provide the whole story to citizens they will come up with their own conclusions. Report Reply 1 reply · active 275 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Taylor · 275 weeks ago Common sense would tell you we do not have our own plant…otherwise I would be asking what does west star have to do with it…also if you need constant electricity, but power outages are possible get a generator…I wish people wouldn’t blame when it’s their fault Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down resident · 275 weeks ago Yes Wellington has it’s own power plants. Actually there are 2 – steam on the west and diesel on the east side of town. Call the city building and talk to the city employees. Maybe the council should explain on channel 55 as to why the plants are not used. Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 275 weeks ago Power was out for 5 minutes and people are *****ing? Honestly, if someone RELIES on 24/7 power to LIVE, then maybe a personal residence isn’t the best place for them to live? And if that is where they choose to live, maybe they should prepare accordingly (standby generator). Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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