• Cape Cod House Watch

Revised NStar numbers have Olreans at 58% out while Eastham is at 25%. As mentioned, power comes and goes during these storms as grids are shut down for repairs, subsequent limb damage and so on. I need to depart from …

Revised NStar numbers have Olreans at 58% out while Eastham is at 25%. As mentioned, power comes and goes during these storms as grids are shut down for repairs, subsequent limb damage and so on. I need to depart from formality as many people are calling for live feedback. I kicked of the storm with strep throat and thanks to the community of talking heads, services in our area shut down about 6 hours ahead of the weather so unless or until something opens, I’m eating cough drops like popcorn and simply can’t talk. These same talking heads that insisted you get your living will in order and hide under the bed are now touting this beautiful sunny day as a wonderful chance to get out and enjoy. So, true to form, the streets are littered with voyeurs who apparently have additional needs on a Sunday in spite of looting Stop and Shop two days ago. That said, anyone enlisting the services of family or neighbors to stop in, please let me know as it would save a tremendous amount of time.

The following homes remain without power and again, some of these were live yesterday so until every house is clear, we’ll continue the loop. In Eastham: 23, 26, 27, 45, 62. For Orleans, as of this moment we have outages at 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 51, 52, 56, 60, 65, 98. The average interior temperature in homes without power, from our draftiest to newly constructed is 46-53 degrees. All of that said, any of the above may have come online since last checked. We will start up this condensed route again around 3 and follow up. Homes that have come back online remain with the same temperature setting as adjusted ahead of the storm in the event we go down again. Regardless of this afternoon’s findings, we’ll run through everything again first thing tomorrow. Power crews are filling in fairly steady. If the town plows make one more u-turn from Snows to Staples residents may be looking a a 2 ½ override for repaving come spring.