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Ready for Repairs

Uploaded by: ArkyMark

Wednesday April 27, 2011

Hot Springs, AR (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This photo shows utility trucks lined up in front of the Hot Springs Services Center after two days of heavy storms and tornadoes in Garland County, Arkansas. The Services Center is were Entergy dispatches repair crews from, and yesterday a helicopter landed in their parking lot and took the managers on a tour of Garland Co. to see where the worse damage was. Today, crews from all over are gathering here to be dispatched to these places...

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21. DieterWW
4:07 PM GMT on May 06, 2011
a great picture
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20. saltydawgg
6:15 PM GMT on April 29, 2011
2.4,4,7.2,12 and 21 kv pose little problems with undergrounding but Higher voltages of say
60 kv and above have their own unique set of
circumstances. And when Underground does go bad
it can be a real mess especially if the cable is direct burial and not in conduit..
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19. TrishLpn
11:46 PM GMT on April 28, 2011
Awesome shot. We live in northeast Arkansas and my son works for Pike. He just finished working storm damage at Clarksville, Tn and today they have moved to an area just north of Birmingham, Al. We are very proud of him and all these guys that work long hours and sometimes in rough conditions. We thank them all for restoring the wonder of electricity that we sometimes take for granted. Please work SAFELY! Thanks.
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18. WunderYakuza (Admin)
3:35 PM GMT on April 28, 2011
I really enjoy the unspoken message of this image. It reminds me that while we can't control the weather, we can prepare for it and help ourselves and our neighbors recover from it.

Thanks for sharing.
17. bsgrl71
3:30 PM GMT on April 28, 2011
God bless these folks!!!! I've got a pal in Texas that does this when catastrophy hits!!! These folks are heroes for the elderly and the sick!!
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16. StephH
3:21 PM GMT on April 28, 2011
This is a GREAT shot that really tells a story without words. Well done!
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15. ArkyMark
1:58 PM GMT on April 28, 2011
@Hotzenwaelder & dkb : Cost does seem to be a big factor, especially in rural areas were there are few residents miles apart from each other. However the phone company has been burying lines everywhere they can for years, and most of them now seem to be underground. So phones often work in these areas even if power is out.
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14. dkb
1:53 PM GMT on April 28, 2011
 Hotzenwaelder, I also wonder the same thing but the bottom line is cost.  They figure it is still cheaper to constantly fix downed lines, clear trees, replace poles, etc. then it is to bury.  I have seen other utility companies show that in the long term underground power lines are cheaper though. 
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13. ArkyMark
11:18 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Thanks everyone - this was a quick-grab shot with my little P&S, and these trucks were lining up almost right in front of my house.

@saltydawgg : Thanks for all you folks do - and to all the crews that have come from surrounding counties and even out-of-state to help. Everyone applauds when the power comes back on!
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12. ChackM
11:10 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Great shot !
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11. saltydawgg
10:33 PM GMT on April 27, 2011

32 years on a line Crew for PG&E your picture
brings back memories of waste deep snow or mud
up to your bottom. nights that turn into day and back to night again.. I don't miss those
midnight phone calls but I would do it all over
again in a heart beat..heres hoping you guys
catch a break some time soon..
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10. dixiedaughter
8:39 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Cool shot!
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9. summer04
7:32 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Brilliant to see that help is on its way.
Great photo.
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8. sharchiang
7:28 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Missouri (your neighbor to the north) isn't fairing much better. I sympathize with you all. We here in ND get tornadoes, high wind, have been under a flood warning for weeks and it's expected to last for weeks more because of the heavy snow we had last winter. Ol' ma nature doesn't seem to be to happy with us down here on planet earth lately does she? Best wishes to you all with a speedy recovery. Great picture too.
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7. gingyb
6:40 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Great picture and I feel so bad for you guys.
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6. CalicoBass
6:06 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Great shot!! I knew yall were getting hammered, they kept putting you under a Tornado or a Severe Thunderstorm Warning...seemed to just sit on top of Grant County. Hope all is well with you and yours!
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5. gatorgal
5:42 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Neat composition!
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4. cyril8
5:31 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Looks like a caterpillar...what an interesting shot!
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3. papajuan
4:26 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Thanks for sharing.
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2. Hotzenwaelder
4:25 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
We do not often have such extreme weather here in Germany, but I still wonder why the electric and telephone lines are still placed on poles where they are so vulnerable. These are underground here with extremely few exceptions.
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1. Jarrus
4:23 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
That I call a roadtrain :D . . free . . free
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About ArkyMark

ArkyMark

Into Photography for over 30 years, I worked professionally as a studio/portrait photographer for a long time before getting away from it and into programming/web design. The whole world of photography underwent a paradigm-shift while I was away, but now I'm back with a Nikon DSLR and loving every shot of it!

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