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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Russian Hill Blackout

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We had a blackout for about 2 hours on Russian Hill tonight. This is stitched from 3 pics, taken from The Summit at the corner of Green and Jones, looking west down Green Street and north toward Fisherman's Wharf.

That dark foreground is residential and usually as lit up as in the neighborhoods in the distance. Our three neighboring highrises were as dark as The Summit, with only emergency lights in the common areas. It looked like about six blocks in our neighborhood were affected. 

Here is the scary part. We were completely without internet access for two solid hours. Well, except for one slim tether from my android phone via the Sprint network. I'm not sure it was even 4G.  What a terrifying experience.  Of course we reacted as would any San Franciscans, by calmly setting priorities and taking immediate action. We opened the Chardonnay in the refrigerator, thinking that if the blackout lasted more than a few hours, we should drink it while it was still cold.

Fortunately the ordeal was over by the time we finished the bottle. It was a close call.

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