Parchment Will Be Without Power Morning of August 13th
If you're still using alarm clocks, you'll want to set your alarm on your phone and make sure it's charged before the early morning of August 13th. The city is planning a power outage for upgrade reasons which will knock power out for the whole area. In a Facebook post on the 12th they explained the full purpose of the outage.
There will be a planned outage affecting 1,400 customers in the early morning hours of August 13. The outage will start around 11pm on August 12 and will last until approximately 4am – 5 am on August 13. Consumers Energy is doing some upgrades on the substation on Island Avenue.
Below is a map showing the affected area. All customers have been notified via US Mail and priority/business customers will receive an email notification of the outage.
Naturally this pretty common procedure was met with frustration from multiple people on the post:
And what about people who do not use facebook and the only notice they got was that postcard that only said before the end of August...[sic]
At night?! Wtf?! I thought it would be daytime, so we could make arrangements. No lights for kids to go potty or fans/AC for sleeping!!!!
So glad we got a whopping day's notice. No AC no fan and No Baby Monitor...all my food going to spoil....FFS
Why at night? I need air-conditioning and use of my CPAP machine to sleep. Will consumer pay for a night at the Raddison?
Looks like this basic procedure is causing huge problems for...literally everyone in Parchment.