The calm after the storm

J.R. Lind made a bold assumption about tonight’s storm, showing us NES’ power outage map:

The unpleasant weather brought rain, damaging winds, lightning, and snide remarks:

The NFD chimed in with some damage reports from the storm:

And citizen reporters shared a few photos of what they saw around town:

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Nashville’s Electric Linemen Pretty Good

Linemen from Nashville Electric Service just came home from the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, held this weekend in Minneapolis.  Hanging from their harnesses were a few prizes, according to the official press release:

As evidence of their mental and physical toughness, NES crews earned both third and fourth places overall. With 63 teams and 130 apprentices competing from electric utilities across the country, NES linemen excelled in a series of events that simulate real-life situations. Each event is judged on safety, work practices, neatness, ability, equipment handling and speed.

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