So I was working today, going at it at our normal pace of insanity…. And all of a sudden the sky opens up and there's crazy lightening and the insanity isn't just with work any more, it's also at home. I whipped out my phone and checked the weather (because I only had two computers in front of my face… sometimes I don't make sense to myself either). Here's what I saw:
I live in Lawrenceville, which is in Gwinnett County.
So… then the power goes out. Just BAM, silence. Which is not good when you're working on someone's computer and your power goes out. I am totally buying a battery backup for my modem and router. I should have already done that but seriously, my power almost never ever ever goes out unless somebody cuts the lines… which has happened. Of course, I was totally unable to reach my electric company, their outage line was down, their website was down, it was very sad.
So I ended up sitting in the dark, while the rain went all crazypants outside.
Once my electric company's site came back up, I was able to at least see who all was sitting in the dark with me. The A is my house. Red is the highest number of customers without power, the other colors are smaller groupings of people without power. Here is also the zip code view, mine is the top one. That's a crazy number.