Sitting at my desk, happily chatting on the phone, the lights flickered and went out. Not so unusual for a hot summer day and then another flicker and my computer went dark. A peak out the window showed that the jumbotron outside of Macy’s was dark as were the lights...[more]
I was in my last class in my high school- central commercial when I notice outside my classroom windows, that the lights was slowly turning off. We didn't know what to think. One of my classmate kidding said that someone forgot to pay the electric bill.
I was six years old in 1965. We lived in Flushing, NY, in a 3rd-story apartment in a a 6-story building. My father was at work at 30 Rockefeller Center. I had a Kenner Give-A-Show Projector that I used as a flashlight, "helping" people to navigate our stairway...[more]
It was already pretty much dark out at 5:27 pm when all the light bulbs in the Bronx apartment where I lived brightened, and then slowly -- very slowly -- got dimmer and dimmer until they finally glimmered out. I'd lost electricity before, but I'd never seen the lights...[more]
I own a bakery, and we were affected by the power outage. I was out of the bakery
on a sales call when my bakery manager called and told me there was no power(about 4:20 pm
EST). She wanted to know what to do with the cheesecakes that were still in the oven,...[more]
I was 10 years old and my sister and I were roller skating in our basement in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York on Long Island. The lights went out and we froze. My parents came down into the basement with flashlights and we took off our skates and went upstairs and outside....[more]